On June 8th, in support of Lu’ma Native Housing Society, we will be screening the National Film Board of Canada documentary musical The Road Forward from Métis/Dene playwright and director Marie Clements. Clements first conceived of The Road Forward as live performance, premiering the piece in 2010 at the Aboriginal Pavilion of the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad, which ran in conjunction with the 2010 Winter Olympics. “It’s exciting to be marrying music to documentary content,” says Clements.
The film’s original score, composed by Wayne Lavallee, features a powerhouse ensemble including Jennifer Kreisberg, Michelle St. John, Cheri Maracle, Ostwelve, Murray Porter, Russell Wallace and Shakti Hayes. In anticipation of our event on June 8th, we’ve decided to share some of the great work by these talented musicians. (Psst! Some of the musicians will be in attendance at the event for our post-film Q&A.)
We tracked down a few of our board members and asked what they've been up to over the summer. This is what they had to say; Peter Glassman Peter has been devoting the summer to working on a new book, called Not Knowing. In Peter’s words; “We live in an era that...read more
Reel Causes Film Society would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who came out to our screening of Racing Extinction on May 26th. We had a wonderful turnout for the evening and some special guests that included our youth council who created an interactive...read more
Our May 26 event, #StartWith1Thing, features the critically acclaimed film, Racing Extinction that explores the impacts of our food supply on the planet, the real possibility of over half the world’s species becoming extinct, and how human activity is affecting the...read more
Reel Causes Film Society would like to extend a big thank you to all who came out to our film screening & photography exhibit on March 17th. The evening was informative, moving and inspiring. We’d like to thank Tony Hoare for getting the evening going with his...read more
Trafficking of people is a serious crime and violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children are victims of trafficking in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking. It is prevalent,...read more
Reel Causes is proud to support the screening of the anti-ivory trade film When Giants Fall, which will screen on Sunday March 13th at 3 PM at the Vancity Theater – 1181 Seymour Street. The screening will be attended by the filmmaker, Leslie Griffith and followed by a panel discussion with special guests from the wildlife conservation and ecology worlds.read more
Google… it’s a noun, it’s a verb and now, it’s a fan of Reel Causes.
Google – one of the most recognized names in the world – offers non-profit organizations a helping hand to promote their efforts on the Internet.
Google asked Reel Causes to imagine what we could do with $10,000.00 (USD) of in-kind advertising every month? We thought we could recruit more volunteers…. Attract more donations…. Boost attendance at our events and share our story with a much wider audience.
Reel Causes is happy to announce its 2016 Board of Directors. Back are the familiar faces of Dana DeKoven as President, Ian Merkel and Bob Christie as Co-Vice Presidents.read more