Special Homeless Action Week Screening of US AND THEM October 11th
[3 October 2016 - Victoria BC] Frontrunners Victoria is proud to announce that, as a part of Homeless Action Week, they will be presenting a screening of the much buzzed about film, US AND THEM. This event will be sponsored by The Centre for Addictions Research of BC, and will include a discussion panel following the 7pm screening.
The panel discussion (How Can We Help the Chronically Homeless Recover from Deep Trauma?) will be moderated by Kathy Stinson of the Victoria Cool Aid Society. The panelists will be Bernie Pauly from the Centre for Addictions Research of BC, Bernice Kamano of the Aboriginal Collation to End Homelessness, and filmmaker Krista Loughton.
US AND THEM, written and directed by Krista Loughton and Jennifer Abbott (The Corporation), is currently set to screen at several prominent events across Canada, including the Union of BC Municipalities Annual Conference where it will be shown to policy makers and other delegates of municipal governments, and on Parliament Hill during Ottawa’s annual Housing on the Hill event. This Frontrunners hosted screening will be the public’s opportunity to gain an empathetic look into the lives of individuals that they otherwise might not have had a chance to experience.
US AND THEM shatters misconceptions about why people end up on the streets through its compassionate narrative. Krista Loughton lends a familiarity to all that she interviews. Krista's subjects aren't "just homeless." They are not faceless apparitions wandering the streets. These people are the friends and family that we all know in our communities, who need our support.
In anticipation of this event, Bernie Pauly and Krista Loughton will be available to speak with the media. In order to schedule an interview spot, please contact Krista directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets: $10 +GST, available on Eventbrite
Location: Cinecenta UVIC (Student Union Building) - 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria BC
Date: Tuesday, October the 11th
Time: 7:00pm and 9:15pm. There will be a panel discussion after the 7:00pm show.