See you in the Fall for our next Reel Causes Featured Event!
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Past Featured Event
CRIME AFTER CRIME
Thursday June 19th, 2014 – 7 PM
In support of Battered Women’s Support Services
This riveting doc is a true-life legal thriller, a genre built on suspense, intrigue and discovery. The story’s twists and turns will have you on the edge of your seat. And the dedication, determination and friendship of an unlikely cast of characters working tirelessly to free a woman accused of murdering her abusive husband will inspire you, move you – and have you cheering with joy!
Runtime: 95 Minutes
Join us for a pre-film introductory panel on the criminal legal system and violence against women, with the participation of:
Laura Track, Legal Director West Coast LEAF
Victoria Desroches, Criminal Lawyer
Amy Salmon, Board Member Bonding with Babies
Angela Marie MacDougall, Executive Director, Battered Women’s Support Services
Elizabeth Sheehy, University of Ottawa professor and author Defending Battered Women on Trial.
Stay after the film for a Skype Q&A with Director, Yoav Potash.
Doors open 6:30 PM
Event starts 7:00 PM sharp
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema (map)
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Advance Tickets: Reel Causes Members $10 | Non-members $12
At the Door (CASH ONLY): Reel Causes Members $13 | Non-members $15
ABOUT BATTERED WOMEN’S SUPPORT SERVICES:
For the past 35 years, Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) has worked to end violence against women in British Columbia through awareness, prevention, and intervention. BWSS’s impact includes providing a crisis line, support groups, legal advocacy as well as employment and skill-based training. BWSS’s community engagement is vast and includes supporting leadership with youth and larger community through social enterprise. more
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Reel Causes is a Vancouver-based registered BC non-profit society that connects and engages film-goers with Canadian charities working to address social justice, environmental and health-related issues.