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Friday October 28th, 2022 – REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM

This is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.

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Friday September 30, 2022 -Unceded Chiefs

Unceded Chiefs traces the historic early activism of BC First Nations Leaders who in the late 1960’s unified in a battle against the Canadian government to reject Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s proposed 1969 White Paper Policy. Director Doreen Manuel skilfully weaves a story of resilience and determination through interviews and archival audio with the people who lived the battle and the children of the Chiefs who had dedicated their lives to the leadership and survival of their Aboriginal title and rights.
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Friday May 27, 2022 – RIVERBLUE

RIVERBLUE brings awareness to the destruction of some of the world’s most vital rivers through the manufacturing of our clothing, but will also act as a demand for significant change in the textile industry from the top fashion brands that can make a difference.

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Friday April 29, 2022 –Vancouver: No Fixed Address

Vancouver: No Fixed Address examines the common issues at work within the global housing bubble – arguments debated in many cities worldwide experiencing astronomical, often inexplicable increases in real estate values. The documentary delves beneath the headlines and rumours and comes to some unsettling conclusions about home – a place we thought we knew.

Friday April 29, 2022 –Vancouver: No Fixed Address
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Archive of All Pre-Covid-19 Films Presented

White Rock Social Justice Film Society – February/2020
FILMS SHOWN LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
(Year Shown – Attendance if known) – (Running Time – Year Made) – (Some Notes)
(Please update)
‘ADDICTED TO GROWTH’ (2011 – 105 people) – (107 min – 2011)
‘AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER’ (Al Gore) (Filmmaker David Lavalee attended) (2017) – (100 min – 2017)
‘ANYONE AND EVERYONE’ (2009) – (57 min – 2007)
‘ARSENAL OF HYPOCRICY: THE SPACE PROGRAM AND THE MILITARY
INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX’ (2006) – (60 min – 2003)
‘ART OF THE RAIN FORESTS (THE)’ (2009 – 85 people) – (24 min – 2005)
‘BANKSY DOES NEW YORK’ (British street artist) (2017) – (80 min – 2014)
‘BEFORE SHE”S GONE’ (resource person/spouse/Stan Fryer) (2019) – (18 min – 2017)
‘BEFORE THE FLOOD’ (2017) – (95 min – 2016)
‘BEVEL UP’ (2009 – 15 people) – (45 min – 2007)
‘BHOPAL: THE SEARCH FOR JUSTICE’ (2005) – (53 min – 2004)
‘BIDDER 70’ (2014 – 100 people) – (73 min – 2012)
‘BIG BUCKS, BIG PHARMA: MARKETING DISEASE AND PUSHING DRUGS’
(2008) – (46 min – 2007)
‘BIG SUGAR’ (2007) – (90 min – 2005)
‘BLACKFISH’ (2017) – (90 min – 2013)
‘BLACK GOLD: WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE’ (2007) – (85 min – 2006)
‘BLOOD AND OIL’ (2012 – 70 people) – (55 min – 2008)
‘BLUE GOLD’ (2011 – 90 people) – (90 min – 2008)
‘BOTTOM LINE: PRIVATIZING THE WORLD’ (2007) – (62 min – 2002)
‘BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD (THE)’ (2018) – (90 min – 2015)
‘BREAKING RANKS’ (2008) – (56 min – 2006)
‘BUSCANDO JUSTICA (LOOKING FOR JUSTICE)’ (2008) – (25 min – 2007)
‘CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY’ (Michael Moore) (2011 – 225 people) – (120 min – 2009)
‘CENTURY OF SELF’ (2010 – 80 people) – (120 min – 2002)
‘CHASING ICE’ (2014 – 90 people) – (75 min – 2013)
‘CHEMERICAL’ (2011 – 70 people) – (75 min – 2009)
‘CHINA BLUE’ (2009 – 15 people) – (88 min – 2005)
‘CHOICE IS OURS (THE) (2019) – (60 min – 2015)
‘CITIZEN FOUR’ (Edward Snowden) (2015) – (115 min – 2014)
‘CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY’ (2018 – 65 people) – (90 min – 2016)
‘CLEAN BIN MOVIE’ (Producers Grant Baldwin & Jenny Rustemeyer were the resource persons) (2011 – 105 people) – (75 min – 2010)
‘COCA-COLA CASE (THE)’ (2010 – 120 people) – (82 min – 2009)
‘CODE BLUE’ (2009 – 50 people) (slide presentation) – (30 min – 2009)
‘CONSTANT GARDENER (THE)’ (2007) (docudrama) – (120 min – 2005)
‘CORPORATE COUP D’ETAT (THE)’ (Producer Fred Peabody was the resource person) (2019) (90 min – 2018)
‘CORPORATION (THE)’ (Joel Bakan – Professor – Filmmaker) (2005) – (165 min – 2003)
‘COWSPIRACY: THE SUSTAINABILITY SECRET’ (2015) – (90 min – 2014)
‘CRAPSHOOT: THE GAMBLE OF OUR WASTES’ (2005) – (53 min – 2003)
‘CROSSROADS’ (2014 – 80 people) – (64 min – 2013)
‘CRUDE SACRIFICE’ (2011 – 50 people) – (52 min – 2010)
‘CULTURE HIGH (THE)’ (2016) – (120 min – 2014)
‘DAVID VERSUS MONSANTO’ (2013 – 70 people) – (65 min – 2009)
‘DAY MY GOD DIED (THE)’ (2006) – (70 min – 2004)
‘DEAD IN THE WATER’ (2008) – (52 min – 2004)
‘DEBT TRAP’ (2009) – (38 min – 2008)
‘DIRTY WARS’ (2014 – 75 people) – (87 min – 2013)
‘DO THE MATH’ (2013 – 66 people) – (56 min – 2013)
‘ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS (THE)’ (2013 – 156 people) – (67 min – 2011)
‘EL CONTRATO’ (2005) – (51 min – 2003)
‘ELEMENTAL’ (2014 – 70 people) – (57 min – 2012)
‘END OF POVERTY (THE)’ (2012 – 95 people) – (104 min – 2010)
‘ESCAPE FROM AFFLUENZA’ (2008) – (56 min – 2007)
‘ETHOS’ (2012 – 125 people) – (69 min – 2012)
‘EVERY MINUTE COUNTS’ (2019) – (55 min – 2017)
‘FALLEN FEATHER’ (Residential schools) (2009 – 55 people) – (93 min – 2007)
‘FIGHT FOR TRUE FARMING (THE)’ (2008) – (90 min – 2005)
‘FINDING OUR WAY HOME’ (Narrator David Chudnovsky, BC MLA, BC Teacher Federation President, was the resource person) (2009 – 75 people) – (65 min – 2006)
‘FIVE RING CIRCUS’ (2009 & 2010 – 40 & 85 people) – (78 min – 2007)
‘FOOD INC’ (2010 – 135 people) – (94 min – 2008)
‘FORKS OVER KNIVES’ (2015 – 70 people) – (95 min – 2011)
‘49 MEGAWATTS’ (2008) – (26 min – 2007)
‘FOUR HORSEMEN’ (2013 – 130 people) (shown a 2nd time in 2018 – 47 people) – (97 min – 2012)
‘FRACTURED LAND’ (First Nations – Fracking) (2018) – (75 min – 2015)
‘FULL SIGNAL’ (2010 – 140 people) – (61 min – 2010)
‘FUTURE OF FOOD (THE)’ (2006) – (88 min – 2004)
‘FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH CARE’ (2013 – 60 people) – (55 min – 2012)
‘GARBAGE WARRIOR’ (2010 – 110 people) – (86 min – 2008)
‘GARDENS OF DESTINY’ (2009 – 30 people) – (75 min – 2007)
‘GASLAND’ (2012 – 75 people) – (106 min – 2010)
‘GENERATION OF ORPHANS’ (2008) – (30 min – 2007)
‘GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA’ (2016) – (120 min – 2013)
‘GRANDMOTHERS TRIBE (THE)’ (2009 – 30 people) – (54 min – 2007)
‘HAITI BETRAYED’ (Producer Elaine Briere was the resource person) (2019 – 63 people) – (90 min – 2019)
‘HAITI: WHERE DID THE MONEY GO’ (2013 – 75 people) – (55 min – 2011)
‘HARVEST (THE)’ (2017) – (80 min – 2010)
‘HE NAMED ME MALALA’ (2016 – 100 people) – (90 min – 2015)
‘HEIST’ (2015 – 65 people) – (75 min – 2011)
‘HEMP SOLUTION (THE)’ (2012 – 115 people) – (93 min – 2010)
‘HOODWINKED: THE MYTH OF FREE TRADE’ (2007) – (90 min – 2006)
‘H.O.P.E. WHAT YOU EAT MATTERS’ (2020) – (100 min – 2016)
‘HOW TO START A REVOLUTION’ (2015 – 70 people) – (85 min – 2011)
‘I AM’ (2014 – 85 people) – (78 min – 2012)
‘ILLUSIONS OF SECURITY’ (Filmed lecture) (2009) – (80 min – 2008)
‘INCONVENIENT TRUTH (AN)’ (2007) – (88 min – 2006)
‘INDEPENDENT INTERVENTION: BREAKING SILENCE’ (2008) – (75 min – 2007)
‘INEQUALITY FOR ALL’ (Robert Reich) (2015 – 70 people) – (85 min – 2013)
‘INSIDE JOB’ (2011 – 175 people) – (120 min – 2010)
‘INVISIBLE NATION (THE)’ (Quebec’s Algonquins) (2018) – (95 min – 2007)
‘IRAQ FOR SALE: THE WAR PROFITEERS’ (2007) – (75 min – 2006)
‘JESUS CAMP’ (Brain-washing) (2008) – (86 min – 2006)
‘JOAN BAEZ: HOW SWEET THE SOUND’ (2012 – 105 people) – (85 min – 2009)
‘JUST EAT IT’ (2015 – 70 people) – (75 min – 2014)
‘KILLSWITCH: THE BATTLE TO CONTROL THE INTERNET’ (2019) – (75 min – 2014)
‘KILLING US SOFTLY 3’ (Jean Kilbourne) (2009 – 20 people) – (34 min – 2001)
‘LESSON PLAN’ (Producer Philip Neel on SKYPE – Fascism) (2012 – 100 people) – (74 min – 2011)
“LIE WE LIVE (THE) (2015 – 65 people) – (9 min – 2015)
‘LIVING THE CHANGE’ (2018 – 50 people) – (85 min – 2018)
‘LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD’ (2016) – (100 min – 2016)
‘MISS REPRESENTATION’ (2014 – 65 people) – (85 min – 2011)
‘MONEY – MONEY AS DEBT’ (2007) – (77 min – 2004)
‘MOTHERS COURAGE, THRIVING SURVIVORS’ (2007) – (52 min – 2005)
‘MYTHS FOR PROFIT’ (2012 – 75 people) – (60 min – 2009)
‘NEW RULERS OF THE WORLD (THE)’ (2011 – 90 people) – (55 min – 2001)
‘NO PLACE CALLED HOME’ (2008) – (57 min – 2003)
‘OCCUPY LOVE’ (2014 – 105 people) – (88 min – 2013)
‘OIL IN EDEN’ (2013 – 90 people) – (17 min – 2010)
‘OIL FACTOR: BEHIND THE WAR ON TERROR’ (2005) – (93 min – 2004)
‘OIL ON ICE’ (2006) – (57 min – 2004)
‘ON THE LINE’ (2013 – 90 people) – (65 min – 2011)
‘PANDORA”S PROMISE’ (2020) – (90 min – 2013)
‘PETE SEEGER: THE POWER OF SONG’ (2009 – 120 people) – (93 min – 2007)
‘PETER, PAUL, AND MARY: CARRY IT ON’ (2015 – 50 people) – (60 min – 2004)
‘PLANTPURE NATION’ (Dr. Brendan Byrne/Wellness Garage) (2019) – (100 min – 2015)
‘PLAYING FOR CHANGE: PEACE THROUGH MUSIC’ (2010 – 125 people)
– (83 min – 2009)
‘POOR NO MORE’ (Mary Walsh – narrator) (2011 – 75 people) – (53 min – 2010)
‘POWER OF COMMUNITY – HOW CUBA SURVIVED PEAK OIL’ (2007)
– (53 min – 2006)
‘POWER OF NIGHTMARES’ (2010 – 85 people) – (120 min – 2004)
‘POWER PLAY: THEFT OF BC’S RIVERS’ (2009 – 85 people) – (20 min – 2008)
‘PRICE OF FAIRNESS (THE) (2019) – (75 min – 2017)
‘PRICE WE PAY (THE)’ (2015) – (95 min – 2014)
‘QUEEN OF THE SUN: WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US’ (John Gibeau of the Honeybee Centre was the resource person) (2012 – 115 people) – (85 min – 2010)
‘RACING EXTINCTION’ (Thomas Sandborn – BC journalist with the Tyee and the Vancouver Sun – was the resource person) (2019 – 30 people) – (95 min – 2015)
‘RAIN FOREST: THE LIMIT OF SPLENDOUR’ (2012 – 70 people)
– (50 min – 2011)
‘REFUGEES OF THE BLUE PLANET’ (2008) – (53 min – 2006)
‘REGENERATION’ (2013 – 90 people) – (80 min – 2010)
‘RELIGULOUS’ (Commentator Bill Maher) (2013 – 105 people) – (101 min – 2008)
‘REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED (THE)’ (2016) – (75 min – 2003)
‘SALMON CONFIDENTIAL’ (Biologist Alexandra Morton) (2015 – 25 people) – (70 min – 2013)
‘SALUD’ (2008) – (93 min – 2007)
‘SAVING CAPITALISM’ (Robert Reich, Bill Clinton’s Labor Secretary) (2018) – (90 min – 2017)
‘SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN’ (2014 – 50 people) – (86 min – 2012)
‘SEEDS OF CHANGE’ (2011 – 100 people) – (70 min – 2005)
‘SHIFT CHANGE’ (Melissa Young in Seattle on SKYPE) (2014 – 60 people) – (70 min – 2012)
‘SICKO’ (Michael Moore) (2008) – (123 min – 2007)
‘SILA ALANGOTOK: INUIT OBSERVATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE’
(2006) – (42 min – 2001)
‘SING YOUR SONG’ (Harry Belafonte) (2013 – 125 people) – (104 min – 2011)
‘SLACKER UPRISING’ (Michael Moore) (2009 – 12 people) – (97 min – 2008)
‘SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION’ (2011 – 110 people) – (82 min – 2009)
‘SOUTH OF THE BORDER’ (Oliver Stone) (2012 – 125 people) – (78 min – 2010)
‘SPOIL’ (2014 – 70 people) – (44 min – 2011)
‘STORY OF BOTTLED WATER (THE)’ (2011 – 90 people) – (9 min – 2009)
‘STORY OF COSMETICS (THE)’ (2011 – 70 people) – (9 min – 2009)
‘STORY OF STUFF (THE)’ (2009) – (26 min – 2005)
‘SUPER AMIGOS’ (2009 – 40 people) – (82 min – 2007)
‘SURVIVING PROGRESS’ (2013 – 130 people) – (86 min – 2011)
‘TAKE (THE)’ (2005) – (87min – 2004)
‘TAKE BACK YOUR POWER’ (2014 – 135 people) – (42 min – 2013)
‘TAKING ROOT’ (2010 – 100 people) – (80 min – 2008)
‘TAMBOGRANDE: MANGOS, MURDER, MINING’ (2008) – (86 min – 2007)
‘TEARS FOR APRIL: BEYOND THE THIN BLUE LINE’ (2008) – (95 min – 2007)
‘THAT SUGAR FILM’ (2016 – 110 people) – (90 min – 2014)
‘THIRST’ (2006) – (55 min – 2004)
‘THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING’ (Naomi Klein) (2016) – (90 min – 2015)
‘13th’ (Racism, inequality, and the 13th US Amendment) (2017) – (100 min – 2016)
‘300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS’ (2012 – 75 people) – (5 min – 2010)
‘TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH’ (Producer David Lavalee) (2017) – (85 min – 2016)
‘TOXIC TRESPASS: HOW SAFE ARE YOUR CHILDREN?’ (2008) – (83 min –
2007)
‘TRICK OR TREATY’ (Alanis Obomsawin – filmmaker) (Jewel James – Lummi First Nations Councilor in Bellingham was the resource person) (2015 – 78 people) – (85 min – 2014)
‘UGANDA RISING’ (2008) – (82 min – 2006)
‘VENEZUELA RISING’ (2009 – 40 people) – (66 min – 2006)
‘YOU’VE BEEN TRUMPED’ (2017) – (95 min – 2011)
‘WAL-MART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICE’ (2006 – 200 people)
– (100 min -2004)
‘WAR MADE EASY’ (Narrator Sean Penn) (2013 – 75 people) – (75 min – 2007)
‘WAR ON DEMOCRACY (THE)’ (John Pilger) (2009 – 65 people) – (94 min – 2007)
‘WATER ON THE TABLE’ (Narrator Maude Barlow) (2013 – 79 people) – (79 min – 2010)
‘WATERSHED GUARDIANS OF THE FRASER RIVER (THE) (Jocelyn Demers – a filmmaker – attended) (2018 – 50 people) – (70 min – 2017)
‘WHAT A WAY TO GO: LIFE AT THE END OF EMPIRE’ (2008) – (123 min –
2007)
‘WHAT WOULD JESUS BUY’ (Consumerism) (2008) – (91 min – 2007)
‘WHAT THE HEALTH’ (2017) – (95 min – 2017)
‘WHERE TO INVADE NEXT’ (2016 – over 200 people) – (120 min – 2015)
‘WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR’ (Jack McLachlan arranged to bring in a home converted electric car from the US to demonstrate its future) (2009 – 50 people) – (92 min – 2006)
‘WHO’S COUNTING: MARILYN WARING ABOUT SEX, LIES AND GLOBAL
ECONOMICS’ (2005) – (94 min – 2004)
‘WHY WE FIGHT’ (2012 – 110 people) – (100 min – 2005)
‘WILL THE REAL TERRORIST PLEASE STAND UP’ (Producer Saul Landau on SKYPE) (2012 – 95 people) – (80 min – 2011)
‘WINTER ON FIRE’ (Controversial) – (Prof. Peter Prontzos – resource person for about 10 of our films) (2017) – (102 min – 2015)
‘WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (THE)’ (2014 – 90 people) – (108 min – 2008)
‘WOMEN THE FACE OF AIDS’ (2008) – (30 min – 2007)
‘YES MEN FIX THE WORLD (THE)’ (2011 – 110 people) – (87 min – 2009)
‘YOU SHOULD’VE STAYED AT HOME’ (2014 – 60 people) – (45 min – 2011)
‘YOU”VE BEEN TRUMPED’ (2017) – (95 min – 2011)
SEVEN CHILDREN’S FILMS – 2005
‘BALABLOK’ – ‘BULLY DANCE’ – ‘DINNER FOR TWO’ –
‘HOW THE DINOSAURS LEARNED TO FLY’ – ‘NEIGHBOURS’ –
‘THE BIG SNIT’ – ‘WATCHING TV’ all shown at the WR Public Library.
All these documentaries were shown including the short films and the Children’s films from 2005 till the end of February 2020.
The only one missing a known date or month is the excellent documentary ‘The Corporation’ shown in 2005.
Three of the documentaries used SKYPE to connect with the resource persons.
The very low attendance at some films was because we had multiple screenings at different venues at the same time during some of the Festivals.
The synopses of the documentaries can be found on the WRSJFS website.
FOR THE FIVE SEASONS SINCE BECOMING A REGISTERED SOCIETY, OCTOBER 2010 TILL THE END OF MAY 2015, THE AVERAGE ATTENDANCE HAS BEEN:
2010/2011 – 11 films – 98 Average attendance.
2011/2012 – 13 films – 101 “ “
2012/2013 – 13 films – 98 “ “
2013/2014 – 12 films – 86 “ “
2014/2015 –12 films — 74 “ “
September 2020(?) will begin the 17th season.
(For errors contact Phil De Rosa, Director Emeritus – or the WRSJFS Board)
‘COVID -19’

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2020 – Pandora’s Promise

The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong? An audience favourite at the Sundance Film Festival, Pandora’s Promise asks whether the one technology we fear most could save our planet from a climate catastrophe, while providing the energy needed to lift billions of people in the developing world out of poverty. In his controversial new film, Stone tells the intensely personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts who have undergone a radical conversion from being fiercely anti to strongly pro-nuclear energy, risking their careers and reputations in the process. Stone exposes this controversy within the environmental movement head-on with stories of defection by heavy weights including Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger. Undaunted and fearlessly independent, Pandora’s Promise is a landmark work that is forever changing the conversation about the myths and science behind this deeply emotional and polarizing issue.