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SJFF presents: BEST of the FEST Spokane
March 1, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Join the Social Justice Film Festival for a selection of award-winning, thought-provoking films from the Social Justice Film Festival. Admission is FREE!
March 1, 7 PM – The Providers
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico.
Screen with “Mexico: Looking for Lost Migrants”
March 2, 4 PM – Go Penguins!
Go Penguins! is a documentary that follows a theatre troupe’s inspiring journey to produce a Broadway-style musical featuring children and young adults with developmental disabilities in lead and ensemble roles.
Screens with “Take Good Care of My Baby”
March 2, 7 PM – waałšiʔaƛin (Coming Home)
waałšiʔaƛin explores the modern story of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, a self-governing nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island who have survived natural disasters, famine, war, and colonial oppression.
Screens with “Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock”
March 3, 3 PM – The Guardians
Director Billie Mintz exposes the shockingly corrupt system of state-appointed guardians, fueled by greed, that has targeted Baby Boomer wealth.
Screens with “Dignity of Risk”
March 3, 6 PM – “Sincerely, the Black Kids” and “Side by Side”
In “Sincerely, the Black Kids,” follow the stories of black student leaders from colleges around the country that are becoming battlegrounds for racial politics and agendas. Sometimes, they say, it IS because you’re black.
In a series of intensely intimate, first-person narratives filmed around the world, “Side by Side” explores the South Korean adoptee experience through stories of abandonment, relinquishment, and reunification.