Reel Causes is thrilled to contribute this program of locally made short films to the pre-festival line up of the Downtown Eastside’s Heart of the City Festival. The anchor for this event are the incredible, inspirational and complex works of Intersections Media Opportunities for Youth, including the delightful collection of animated shorts Messages to Younger Selves.
With Canada welcoming 25,000 refugees from Syria and other war torn states over the next year, Reel Causes’ Annual General Meeting proudly features Salam Neighbor, a film that directly addresses this humanitarian crisis and the men, women and children affected by it.
Charged with powerful stories of resilience, determination and bravery, Status Quo? provides a compelling account of the history of the women’s movement in Canada, while unveiling the shocking truth about the systemic discrimination and violence against women that continue to plague us today.
This gripping documentary reveals exactly how big corporations and the very wealthy are avoiding taxes, robbing our governments of billions of dollar in taxes, creating a historic levels of inequality and placing the tax burden on the middle class and the poor.