National Housing Day Screening of US & THEM, Hosted by Raising the Roof
[7 November 2016 – Toronto, Ontario] Following its emotional homecoming in La Loche, Saskatchewan, as well as a special presentation during the Union of BC Municipalities Annual Conference, US & THEM is set to have its largest screening yet.
US & THEM, written and directed by Krista Loughton and Jennifer Abbott of The Corporation, is set to screen on National Housing Day (Tuesday, November the 22nd) in support of Raising the Roof’s initiative to provided long-term solutions to homelessness.
First recognized in 2000, National Housing Day started as a way to draw attention to the hardships of homeless Canadians and to encourage policy makers to create real proactive changes. Since National Housing Day’s inception sixteen years ago though, Canada still does not have a national housing strategy. Raising the Roof hopes that this screening of US & THEM will keep the conversation going that its previous screenings have started, and get the attention of those that can influence real country-wide changes.
According to Krista, “US &THEM is a conversation starter. What it shows is that these people are really suffering and we need to be compassionate. If we can encourage people to be empathetic, the rest will fall into place and the discrimination will begin to end … Fact of the matter is, those that have suffered traumatic pasts need more care, not ignorance.”
Krista, and other to be announced speakers, will be offering a Q&A after the screening. All proceeds from this showing will go to support Raising the Roof’s goal of ending homelessness.
WHEN: November 22, 2016 at 7:00pm
WHERE: The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
Tickets: $15, available on EventBrite.ca.
Krista Loughton will be available for interviews in anticipation of this screening. To schedule an interview, please email Krista directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.