The Ridge Meadows local of Cinema Politica is hosting three films and guest speakers as part of the 2017 Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF).
When: Thursday, November 16th 2017 | Doors at 6:30 PM, Screening starts at 7:00 PM
Where: 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge (council chambers)
The Echoes of Chloe Cooley (8 minutes, Canada)
This film tells the founding story of the Underground Railroad on the Niagara Frontier, and how the resistance of one woman created both, the first anti-slavery law in the British Empire, and the first refugee movement to Canada. This film was made on an iPhone.
The Orange Story (18 min, USA)
February 1942. President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, which authorizes the forced “relocation” of 120,000 ethnic Japanese from their homes and into incarceration camps throughout the U.S. Koji Oshima is the proud owner of a small corner grocery store, but he must now abandon everything and report to an assembly center.
Bitter Grapes (57 min, Denmark)
22 years after Apartheid regime’s fall, this is still the reality in many of South Africa’s vineyards. In just ten years, imports of South African wine to Denmark increased by more than 78%. In Sweden South African wine is the number top three seller: “For me personally, it seems as if modern day slavery is practised on many farms, and the farmworker is almost viewed as “the property” of the employer”.