For the second year, we held another Anti-Racism Festival, and this time in Edmonton.
The 2017 48-hour Anti-Racism Festival took place during February and March of 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta.
The 48-hour film challenge took place on February 17-19, 2017 and 26 teams participated (65 people). There was also a Spoken Word Poetry Jam took place on Saturday February 18. The Red Carpet Screening took place on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Princess Theatre in Edmonton where 11 teams competed for first, second and third place. A total of 350 people attended the red carpet screening.
Check out all the films!
March 21st, 2017
Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation
presents the release of
YYC Colours is a solution-based documentary that sparks discussion about racism in Calgary, and Canada in general. Over the past year, we have had the opportunity to screen this film over 100+ times nationally across Canadian schools, workplaces, theatres, and events. Almost every screening included a discussion afterwards, which was the purpose of our film - get people talking about racism. To commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we have released our film to the public - watch, learn, and engage!
It's been a great past year for us. Our film, YYC Colours, has screened nationally across Canada over 150 times. Hundreds of community discussions about ending racism have begun because of it... many in schools, workplaces, government level, and friends circles. We have also had the opportunity to lead some of these discussions. Our last screening & panel discussion took place tonight at the University of Calgary. It was a full house and the crowd was very engaging. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part in this two & a half year-long project. From starting the film idea, to creating it, to editing, releasing and all the screenings. There are too many names to name - but thank you to everyone.
Are you a student in Alberta who is studying or is interested in graphic design? We're looking for you! We need a creative student intern who can help design our annual report. This is a short internship that you can complete on your own time and be paid $1000. Student must currently be enrolled at one of the 26 publicly-funded post-secondary institutions in Alberta. (check here to ensure you are eligible.) In order to apply, you must also create an account on SCiP.
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Last Screening of YYC Colours
It's been about a year since the premiere of our solution-based documentary: YYC Colours. This documentary has been screened across Canada over 150 times. Join our final screening, along with a panel discussion on Racism & Religious Discrimination. This is an opportunity for all Calgarians to come out and engage in anti-racism and anti-discrimination, to learn, and be part of the solution.
What: Screening + Panel Discussion on Racism & Religious Discrimination in Canada
When: Monday, March 20th 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00pm
Where: That Empty Space, MacEwan Students Centre, University of Calgary