The 28th annual Global Visions Film Festival begins in Edmonton on November 5th with the film Broke. The film tells the story of pawn shop owner David Woolfson and his eventual friendship with an ex-convict who shows up one day to help. It sets the tone for weekend of documentaries depicting harsh realities and real world experiences.
"Prom Night in Mississippi" depicts the first interracial prom night in Charlston, Mississippi.
"The Yes Men Save the World" presented by Public Interest Alberta and Global Visions follows the adventures of the corporate avenging Yes Men.
And "Petropolis" provides new perspectives on Alberta's Tar Sands. Aerial shots of the world's largest industrial project is paired with "Downstream" chronicling Dr John O'Connor's fight to call attention to the health impacts on Alberta's Aboriginal populations downstream from the tar sands.
These are only a few of the hundreds of films being shown at Canada's longest running documentary film festival.
Global Visions will run in Edmonton November 5-8th.
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