2015 Films

We’re pleased to present to you our 2015 films. Screenings in the Quinte Film Alternative Local Spotlight are highlighted with a Local beside their title, films featured in the Country Roads Magazine Indie Showcase will have a Indie beside their title.

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KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON (USA, 2014 – 84 min)  Opening Gala

Directed by Alan Hicks

Their love of music inspired the friendship of a lifetime.

The film follows an unlikely mentorship between jazz legend Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin, a young, piano prodigy. As Justin is about to compete in an elite competition Clark’s health takes a turn for the worse and we are witness to two great friends tackling the toughest challenges of their interwoven lives.

Gala Screening to be followed by a very special performance – Justin Kauflin’s Canadian Stage debut – and a DocFest Exclusive Canadian album release for his new record, Dedications!

Sponsored by Pretsell Davies Lawyers

Friday 7 pm  The Empire Theatre Opening Gala

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RED ARMY (USA/Russia, 2014 – 85 min)  Saturday Night at The Empire

Directed by Gabe Polsky

Decline and fall of Russia’s hockey team.

During the Cold War, battles between East and West played out in sports as much as international politics with the USSR seeing its athletes as ambassadors of ideology. Red Army reveals one of the most colourful chapters of this era, focusing on the social and political side of the players controlled lives. Some subtitles

Saturday Night at the Empire Screening to be followed by a discussion with special guests! Stay tuned for more info!

Saturday 7:30 pm    Saturday Night at The Empire Theatre

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TRASH DANCE (USA, 2012 – 70 min)  DocFest Finale at The Empire Theatre

Directed by Andrew Garrison

Sometimes inspiration can be found in unexpected places

Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks and in the men and women who pick up our trash. Follow Orr as she joins city sanitation workers on their daily routes to listen, learn and ultimately convince them to collaborate in a unique dance performance. Discussion to follow

Presented by Quinte Ballet School

Co-Sponsored by Quinte Waste Solutions and Belleville Green Task Force

Sunday 3:30 pm The Empire Theatre   DocFest Finale

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ADVANCED STYLE (USA, 2014 – 72 min)

Directed by Lina Plioplyte

Personal style and a vital spirit can defy aging.

Looking at the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging, this inspirational film paints intimate and colourful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging and Western culture’s increasing obsession with youth.

Sponsored by Dumpster Diva Collective

Friday 2:15 pm CORE Screen 1

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ALIVE INSIDE (USA, 2014 – 75 min)

Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett

Music can unlock the mind and reawaken the soul.

This joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity chronicles astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short. Sundance Film Festival 2014 Audience Award winner for Best US Documentary

Discussion to follow

Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Society of Belleville Hastings Quinte

Saturday 2:15 pm Library Screen 2

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ARCTIC DEFENDERS (Canada, 2014 – 91 min)

Directed by John Walker

Visionary Inuit with a dream.

This story of the creation of Nunavut reveals the dark side of Canada’s attempt at sovereignty in the north and finds hope and inspiration from determined Inuit who changed the rules of the game. It’s also an incredibly personal film, as it charts Walker’s return to the High Arctic which he first explored as a wide-eyed teenager. Some subtitles

Sponsored by United Nations Association in Canada, Quinte Branch

Saturday 4:15 pm CORE Screen 1

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THE BACKWARD CLASS (Canada, 2014 – 91 min)

Directed by Madeleine Grant

Aspirations of an entire social class.

The students of Shanti Bhavan residential school in Bangalore, India imagine a future that defies their ‘untouchable’ caste. The young men and women in Grade 12 intend to break a cycle by becoming the first Dalit students in India’s history to undertake the national Indian School Certificate exams. Hot Docs 2014 Audience Award winner. Closed captioned

Sponsored by United Church of Canada, Church and Wider Community Group

School Screening Friday 10:30 am

Sunday 1:00 pm  Library Screen 2

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BICYCLE (UK, 2014 – 87 min)

Directed by Michael B. Clifford

Why is cycling back in fashion?

The story of cycling in the land that invented the bicycle, the film weaves bicycle history, design, sport and transport through the retelling of some iconic stories and interviews, great archival footage, animation and music – a humorous, lyrical and warm reflection on the bicycle, cycling and its place in the British national psyche.

Co-sponsored by Belleville on Bikes and Healthy Communities Partnership

Saturday 4:15 pm CORE Screen 2      Showing with Me and My Moulton

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BUILDING THE FUTURE (Canada, 2014 – 2.5 min) Local

Directed by Michelle Annette Tremblay and Sean Buk

A small town can see the big picture!

This is what innovation looks like. Community partners – including a transit company, youth group, college and municipality – join forces in the construction of a new green building in the heart of Bancroft’s Riverside Park. Built completely from sustainable materials, it will house a recreational-equipment rental facility and youth-operated canteen. Discussion to follow

Saturday 12:30 pm  Pinnacle Playhouse  Showing with Til the Cows Come Home (Saturday)

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BILL DAVIS (Canada, 2005 – 28 min)  Local

Directed by Derek Robertson and Cathy Goddard

Belleville’s own Mr. TV

Belleville born Bill Davis became one of the most successful television directors in North America – from stage hand at the CBC to directing The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. The piece includes anecdotes from his career plus many entertaining excerpts from his body of work.

Filmed by students of the Loyalist College Television and New Media Production program. Discussion to follow

Saturday 5:00 pm Library Screen 1

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CITIZENFOUR (USA, 2014 – 114 min)

Directed by Laura Poitras

Shocking snapshot of a moment in time.

A series of interviews between filmmaker Laura Poitras and whistleblower Edward Snowden unfold minute by minute before our eyes – the many days of questioning, waiting and agonizing over the next move are both a character study of Snowden and a narrative that will leave you on the edge of your seat. 2015 Academy Award Nominee

Sponsored by The Belleville Intelligencer

Saturday 10:00 am CORE Screen 2

Sunday 1:00 pm Pinnacle Playhouse

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COMMAND PERFORMANCE: GLAD TIDINGS WE SING (Canada, 2014 – 16 min) Local

Directed by Xandra Grayson

Come for the music and stay for the song.

Singers have as many different reasons for coming together to a community choir as places they have come from. This film explores the meaning that music brings into peoples’ lives, the evolving history of the choir and the songs that bring an artistic adventure and challenge to them. Discussion to follow

Saturday 3:00 pm Library Screen 1

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COWSPIRACY: THE SUSTAINABILITY SECRET (USA, 2014 – 85 min)

Directed by Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn

The environmental film that environmental agencies don’t want you to see.

The world’s largest environmental organizations are failing to address the single most destructive force facing the planet today. Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and a true path to sustainability. Closed Captioned

Co-sponsored by Hastings Prince Edward Land Trust and Quinte Field Naturalists

Friday 2:15 pm CORE Screen 2

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CRAWFORD: FAMILY OF CHAMPIONS (Canada, 2014 – 60 min) Local

Directed by Aaron Bell

Hockey runs in the family.

Floyd Crawford moved to Belleville in the 1950s and started a tradition of success that helped shape the future of his new community. Floyd became the captain of the World Hockey Champion Belleville McFarlands – but his greatest legacy is his nine children all going on to tremendous success on and off the ice. Discussion to follow

Saturday 10:00 am Library Screen 1

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CRAZYWATER (Canada, 2013 – 56 min)

Directed by Dennis Allen

Breaking the cycle of addiction and finding the path to sobriety.

An emotional, honest and revealing exploration of substance abuse among First Nations people in Canada. Like his four subjects, the director himself is a recovering alcoholic. Ultimately, all the survivors in this film maintain a deep and devoted commitment to their traditional Aboriginal cultures as a means to achieving long-term sobriety. Closed Captioned

Friday 4:00 pm CORE Screen 1

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THE CULTURE HIGH (Canada, 2014 – 120 min)

Directed by Brett Harvey (The Union)

The truth behind the marijuana debate.

A profound exploration of one of the most prolific wars of our time, this riveting story that tears into the very fiber of modern day cannabis prohibition to reveal the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and oppose the existing laws.

Presented by People Advocating for Cannabis Education

Saturday 10:00 am CORE Screen 1

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A DELIBERATE LIFE (USA, 2014 – 33 min) Local

Directed by Matt Smythe and Matt White

Do you live your passion?

Set primarily against the diverse, rugged and breathtaking landscape of Idaho and Oregon, the film explores the stories of five unlikely friends who share the same love of fly fishing and the outdoors and their choice to lead a life according to their passions. Edited by Belleville’s Nick Pujic and Victor Cooper. Discussion to follow

Saturday 3:00 pm  Library Screen 1

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FED UP (USA, 2013 – 92 min)

Directed by Stephanie Soechtig

The film the food industry does not want you to see.

Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and journalist Katie Couric investigate how the American food industry may be responsible for more sickness than previously realized. Closed Captioned

Sponsored by Stirling-Rawdon Public Library

Saturday 12:30 pm CORE Screen 2

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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER (USA, 2013 – 84 min)

Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel

Nanny by day – street photographer on the side. Who knew?

An intriguing story that shuffles from New York City to France to Chicago tracing the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously undiscovered cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful photographers. 2015 Academy Award Nominee

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Library and Community Archives

Saturday 12:30 pm Library Screen 2

Sunday 1:00 pm  CORE Screen 2

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FRIENDS IN THE COMMUNITY (Canada, 2014 – 4 min)  Local

Directed by Michelle Tremblay and Sean Buk

Have fun and make friends.

Friends in the Community documents the bond shared between four pairs of friends with differing abilities and backgrounds, and follows them as they connect over shared interests and activities. It’s a feel-good film, celebrating friendship, produced in partnership with the North Hastings Community Integration Association. Discussion to follow

Saturday 4:15 pm Pinnacle Playhouse  Showing with The Lost Highway

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HERMITAGE REVEALED (UK/USA/NETHERLANDS/RUSSIA, 2014 – 83 min)

Directed by Margy Kinmonth

Human stories behind the collection.

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the world’s largest and oldest museums, housing more than three million treasures and world-class masterpieces in stunning architectural settings. To celebrate its 250th anniversary the film takes audiences on a thrilling journey revealing the stories that have shaped the Hermitage’s remarkable past.

Presented by Quinte Arts Council

Sponsored by Belleville Art Association

Friday 12:30 pm Library Screen 2  Showing with Imago Dei

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HOLD ME STEADY: A STORY OF AUTISM SERVICE DOGS (Canada, 2013 – 63 min) Indie

Directed by Erin Corrado

Service dogs helping those on the autism spectrum.

Combining conversations with four Ontario families, along with interviews with professionals (Drs.Temple Grandin, Tony Attwood and Peter Vermeulan) and dog trainers, the film explores how service dogs help individuals on the autism spectrum.  Because sometimes, we all need an anchor – something, someone, to hold us steady through life. Discussion to follow

Friday 3:45 pm Library Screen 1

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HOW TO RAISE A CHAMP (Canada, 2014 – 22 min) Indie

Directed by Katie Benedict

What are champions made of – and what do they need?

This short documentary showcases the journey of a young equestrian rider, Abby Banis, whose hopes and dreams are to one day ride for Team Canada in the Olympics. The film features her quest towards becoming a champ with the support of her family, coach, friends and community. Discussion to follow

Friday 1:30 pm Library Screen 1

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IMAGO DEI (Canada, 2014 – 22 min) Indie

Directed by Nathan Skulstad

Windows to a spiritual reality.

Imago Dei is an experimental documentary which paints a haunting portrait of an Eastern Orthodox iconographer exploring what it means to represent the image of an invisible God. Through an intimate cinematic journey with Father Theodore Koufos, the spiritual windows he creates are slowly revealed.

Friday 12:30 pm Library Screen 2    Showing with Hermitage Revealed

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INEQUALITY FOR ALL (USA, 2013 – 90 min)

Directed by Jacob Kornbluth

The gap is widening.

In his Wealth and Poverty class at University of California – Berkeley, former Labour Secretary Robert Reich discusses the widening economic gap between rich and poor and makes a compelling case for the grave economic and social consequences that may result if this gap continues to widen.

Sponsored by Friends of the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre

Friday 2:15 pm Library Screen 2

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JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY (Canada, 2014 – 75 min)

Directed by Grant Baldwin   (The Clean Bin Project)

Could you dumpster dive to survive?

If our culture is so food obsessed, why do we toss away nearly 50% of it? Two filmmakers turn their eye to food waste from farm to fridge. They vow to stop buying groceries for six months to survive exclusively on discarded food. While exploring major sustainability issues they find simple solutions.

Sponsored by Loyalist College Sustainability Committee

Saturday 4:15 pm Library Screen 2

Sunday 1:00 CORE Screen 1   Discussion to follow

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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Canada, 2015 – 44 min) Local

Directed by Doug Knutson

Did you go to BCI? Revisit your memories.

The late Eugene ‘Jeep’ Lang was present at the opening ceremonies of Belleville Collegiate Institute & Vocational School in 1928. On June 17, 1997, the last day the building was officially a ‘School’, Mr. Lang led this fascinating exploration of BCI – the last visual record of this venerable landmark. Discussion to follow

Sponsored by Hastings County Historical Society

Saturday 1:45 pm Library Screen 1

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THE LOST HIGHWAY (Canada, 2014 – 74 min) Local

Directed by Derreck Roemer and Neil Graham

What happened and who has remained?

Years ago, travelers filled the motels, restaurants and gas stations along Highway 7. Now weeds grow around rusting cars and the buildings of once-prosperous businesses are collapsing. This ‘year in the life of the roadway’ chronicles old-timers hanging on to what little remains and tenacious entrepreneurs and artists carving out a future. 2015 Canadian Screen Award Nominee.   Discussion to follow

Sponsored by Prime Focus Productions

Saturday 4:15 pm Pinnacle Playhouse  Showing with Friends in the Community

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LOYALIST FourSquared (Canada, 2015 – 16 min) Local

At this Belleville Downtown DocFest exclusive event, Loyalist College students have the opportunity to screen their films for the broader community. Four short films will be selected from the Loyalist College screening on Wednesday, February 25th to be shown at DocFest. Be sure to come out to see these short films from the next generation of great filmmakers! Discussion to follow

Saturday 3:00 pm Library Screen 1

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MANAKAMANA (Nepal/USA, 2013 – 120 min)

Directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez

A breathtaking ride in a cable car high above a jungle in Nepal.

High above Nepal, cable cars transport visitors to an ancient Hindu temple, the site of a shrine to the wish-fulfilling goddess Manakamana. This evocative and rigorously structured documentary presents a rich sensory experience that ignites the viewer’s imagination to fill in the past, present and future of each moment as they watch. Some subtitles

Saturday 10:00 am Pinnacle Playhouse

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ME AND MY MOULTON (Canada/Norway, 2014 – 14 min)

Directed by Torill Kove (The Danish Poet)

Children and adults live in different realities.

A seven-year-old girl longs for a bicycle so that she can be more like the other kids in her Norwegian town, but her embarrassingly unconventional, modernist architect parents see things differently. This charming NFB short film was nominated for a 2015 Academy Award.

Saturday 4:15 pm CORE Screen 2    Showing with Bicycle

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THE MILKY WAY: EVERY MOTHER HAS A STORY (USA/Germany/Sweden, 2014 – 93 min)

Directed by Jon Fitzgerald

This film could change the face of North American motherhood.

What Food, Inc, did for the food industry, this film about childbirth and breastfeeding will do for parenting. It will make every viewer rethink motherhood and how we treat mothers; it is a film that will empower each woman to trust her body, her baby and herself in her journey as a mother.

Co-sponsored by Hastings and Prince Edwards Counties Health Unit and Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte & District

Friday 12:30 pm Pinnacle Playhouse

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NOBODY’S CHILD: CANADA’S HOME CHILDREN (Canada, 2005 – 48 min) Indie

Directed by Donald Gray

Still searching for their ancestral roots.

Abandoned and orphaned youngsters from Britain and Scotland were swept up from the slums, separated from family, placed in homes and often shipped to Canada to work on farms and in homes, often as indentured servants. Eleven percent of Canadians are related to a home child. This is their story. Discussion to follow.

Friday 2:30 pm  Library Screen 1

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PREEMPTING DISSENT (Canada, 2014 – 40 min) Indie

Directed by Greg Elmer and Andy Opel

Political, social and economic roots of protest policing.

Based on the book of the same name, the film tracks the development of the ‘Miami Model’ of protest policing after the World Trade Organization protests in Seattle in 1999, through the post 9/11 years, G8/G20 summits and most recently the Occupy Wall Street movements.

Sponsored by Occupy Our Hearts

Friday 12:30 pm Library Screen 1 Playing with The Umbrella Shop

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THE PRICE WE PAY (Canada, 2014 – 92 min)

Directed by Harold Crooks (Surviving Progress)

History and current reality of big-business tax avoidance.

An eye-opening and incendiary look at the issue of tax avoidance – specifically, the widespread use of tax havens by multinational corporations and the super-rich, allowing them to stash trillions of dollars offshore and deprive governments of hundreds of billions in corporate-tax revenue each year. This practice is (arguably) legal – but is it fair?

Sponsored by POV Magazine

Saturday 10:00 am  Library Screen 2   Playing with Sacred Economics

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PROGRESS AND POTENTIAL: ONTARIO’S MAPLE INDUSTRY (Canada, 2014 – 14 min) Local

Directed by Aaron Goodman

Importance of maple syrup to rural and Aboriginal communities across Ontario.

A project out of Wilfred Laurier University supported by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to enhance growth and innovation in the Ontario maple industry, while also examining the social and cultural importance of maple syrup to Canadian identity. Story editor – DocFest’s own Jodi Cooper.

Saturday 10:00 am  Library Screen 1

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QUINTE AT HOME AND BEYOND: VINTAGE HOME MOVIES FROM THE QUINTE REGION (Canada, 2015 – 45 min) Local

Curated by Brent Kleinsteuber and Amy Bodman

You could be in these movies!

Quinte at Home returns to DocFest! A compilation of vintage home movies projected in their original film formats, documenting life and travel in and beyond the Quinte region from the late 1920s – 1980s. Worldwide, home movies are increasingly being recognized as precious archival records of social and cultural history. Discussion to follow

Saturday 12:30 pm  Library Screen 1

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REMEMBERING THE SERGEANT (Canada, 2015 – 15 min) Local

Directed by Doug Knutson

A trip down memory lane – in Hollywood North.

Cast and crew recall the making of Carry on Sergeant – Canada’s first ‘epic’ film and first ‘flop’. Produced in Trenton, the film had a lasting effect on the local area and the Canadian Film Industry. Discussion to follow

Saturday 3:00 pm Library Screen 1

Sponsored by the Movie Years Today

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ROLL-HER DERVISH: 1st Cut (Canada, 2014 – 55 min) Indie

Directed by Beth Mairs (Awaiting Atwood)

Beth is back with a feminist film straight out of Northern Ontario. Sudbury formed a large roller derby league five years ago. But for a period of two years, some disenchanted members formed a new league. We follow them through their trials, tribulations and triumphs on and off the track.   Discussion to follow

Friday 4:00 pm Pinnacle Playhouse

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SACRED ECONOMICS (USA, 2013 – 12 min)

Directed by Ian MacKenzie

Financial systems and the human species’ relationship to money.

Based on the book by Charles Eisenstein – the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition and scarcity, destroyed community and necessitated endless growth.

Saturday 10:00 am Library Screen 2 with the Price We Pay

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THE SECRET TRIAL 5 (Canada, 2014 – 84 min)

Directed by Amar Wala

Can you be imprisoned in Canada without a trial? Yes!

The shocking story of Canada’s security certificates, an ‘immigration process’ that allows for the indefinite jailing of non-citizens without charge. This policy has been used to imprison five Muslim men who, combined, have spent nearly 30 years in jail while the evidence against them remains secret. Discussion to follow

Sponsored by Amnesty International

Saturday 2:15 pm  CORE Screen 1

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SISTERS IN ARMS (Canada, 2010 – 50 min)

Directed by Beth Freeman

Who are these women and how did they get there?

Untold stories of three remarkable Canadian women in the most difficult and dangerous military professions – facing combat on the front-lines in Afghanistan. Using video diaries and intimate personal interviews, their stories of loss and inspiration are told from a uniquely female perspective, challenging our perceptions of what constitutes a soldier.    Closed Captioned

Presented by Belleville International Women’s Day Committee

Sponsored by Quinte Coordinating Committee Against Violence

Friday 4:00 pm Library Screen 2

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SLUMS: CITIES OF TOMORROW (Canada, 2013 – 81 min)

Directed by Jean-Nicolas Orhon

In the planet’s slums and squats people have taken over and erected cities in their own image.

Challenging conventional thinking, first-person stories from slum dwellers on four continents and brilliant analysis by such critics as Robert Neuwirth, make the case that slums – home to a billion people worldwide –are the solution and not the problem. Some subtitles

Sponsored by St. Lawrence Valley Society of Architects

Friday 12:30 pm  CORE Screen 2

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THE SOWER (Canada, 2014 – 77 min)

Directed by Julie Perron

Vegetables are examined from an entirely new perspective.

Driven to safeguard rare and forgotten vegetable varieties for the sake of biodiversity, Patrice Fortier works with painstaking perseverance to create a remarkable seed company based in Quebec’s Kamouraska Valley. In French with Subtitles

Sponsored by Harvest Hastings

Friday 12:30 pm CORE Screen 1

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THE STARFISH THROWERS (USA, 2014 – 83 min)

Directed by Jesse Roesler

They say food is love, and it’s true.

Can one person really make a difference to world hunger? This inspiring and heartwarming film tells the tale of three remarkable individuals and the unexpected challenges they face. Despite being constantly reminded that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, they persevere and prove the doubters wrong.

Co-sponsored by Community Development Council of Quinte and Community Legal Advocacy Centre

School Screening Friday 10:30 am

Saturday 2:15 pm  CORE Screen 2

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TIL THE COWS COME HOME (Canada, 2014 – 90 min) Local

Directed by Lenny Epstein with Clarke Mackey, Elaine Foreman and Jamie Swift

When fighting for justice means breaking the law.

The story behind an extraordinary display of civil disobedience, filled with gripping confrontations and a cast of colourful characters, from irate farmers to passionate nuns to endearing ex-cons. It asks provocative questions about the Canadian government’s hardening approach to criminal justice, food security….and democracy itself. Discussion to follow

Sponsored by Fiddlehead Farms

Saturday 12:30 pm Pinnacle Playhouse Showing with Building the Future

Sunday 1:00 pm  Library Screen 1

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TO BE TAKEI (USA, 2014 – 93 min)

Directed by Bill Weber and Jennifer M. Kroot

It rhymes with ‘gay’.

Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp to the helm of the Starship Enterprise, to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband Brad on this star’s playful and profound trek for life, liberty, and love.

Sponsored by Say OutLoud!

Saturday 12:30 pm CORE Screen 1

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TO LIGHT A CANDLE (UK, 2014 – 54 min)

Directed by Maziar Bahari

From the author of Then They Came for Me.

Through compelling interviews, personal stories and exclusive archive material this film is a testament to the spirit and determination of the Baha’i community in Iran. It exposes the brutality of Iran’s extreme religious leaders, who are unwilling to tolerate difference in any form, whether religious belief or the quest for knowledge. Discussion to follow

Sponsored by Baha’i Community of Belleville and Baha’i Community of Stirling

Friday 2:15 pm Pinnacle Playhouse

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A TOMB WITH A VIEW (Canada, 2014 – 7 min) Local

Directed by Ryan Noth

Occupants of one luxurious tall building share an unusual trait – they are dead.

Building magnate Pepé Altustut opened Memorial in Santos, Brazil as an experiment and a practical response to his surroundings. Soon to be the tallest building in Santos, it reflects the builders’ ideas of personal and public legacy and visualizes a future of death amongst the clouds that has already arrived. Discussion to follow

Saturday 1:45 pm Library Screen 1

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TRICK OR TREATY? (Canada, 2014 – 85 min)

Directed by Alanis Obomsawin (Hi-Ho Mistahey!)

History of Treaty 9 between First Nations and the Canadian Government.

This film shines a light on the most important document in the history of Canada’s First Nations: the infamous Treaty 9, a 1905 agreement in which First Nations communities supposedly relinquished sovereignty over their traditional lands – a precedent that is routinely invoked whenever governments are challenged about rights issues involving First Nations communities.

Sponsored by DarkSpark

Saturday 2:30 pm Pinnacle Playhouse

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THE UMBRELLA SHOP (Canada, 2013 – 4 min) Indie

Directed by Dominic Ball

From the Who are you BC? series.

A character study of the last umbrella maker in North America, working in Vancouver of course.

Friday 12:30 pm Library Screen 1 Showing with Preempting Dissent

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VIVACIOUS (Canada, 2014 – 10 min) Local

Directed by Joel George

Life and Death go hand-in-hand

Everyone knows they are going to die; Hope Stone just happens to know she most likely will not see next Christmas. Since her diagnosis of lung cancer in October of 2013, Hope has been on a journey of discovering who she really is at her core and what is important to her. Vivacious explores some of the tough questions in life that some people never get a chance to really take the time to consider. “Everyone has an expiration date. I just happen to know mine…”

Saturday 10 am Library Screen 1

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WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO (USA, 2013 – 84 min)

Directed by Lydia Smith

A journey for the soles and the soul.

500 miles on foot equals stunning landscapes; kindness from strangers; hot sun; cold rain; painful injury; unexpected romance; lack of toilet paper; bunk-beds; blisters; profound grief; deep doubt; hunger; laughing; total exhaustion; super snorers. You are guaranteed to experience all of this when walking the ancient pilgrim path, the Camino de Santiago.

Co-sponsored by Canadian Federation of University Women Belleville & District and Spirit Born Performing Arts (A ministry of Quinte Youth for Christ)

Friday, 4:00 pm CORE Screen 2

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WAY OF LIFE (USA, 2013 – 76 min)

Directed Steve Jones and Todd Jones

Living on the edge.

For some, embracing the mountains is not just part of life – it’s a way of life. The search for snow shapes not only how they approach these peaks, but also how they approach the world. And whether athletes spend their days dropping first descents in Alaska, lapping the local mountain, or training for the Olympics, they’re part of a community built around a shared passion. The bonds that form from this community transcend continents and cultures, transforming strangers into friends. After all, a smile on a powder day needs no translation. Closed Captioned

School Screening Friday 10:30 am

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