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Stories from the Neighbourhood: Letters to Our Children and Red Road Lodge

Fri & Sat, Dec 5 & 6 / 7 pm
Introduced by the filmmakers

Over the last several years MTS Stories from Home has sparked the creation of hundreds of hours of new intensely local TV content in Manitoba. Literally dozens of documentary films by Winnipeg filmmakers – emerging and senior, have been prominent among this new programming. This body of work, unique in vision and vast in scope, has supported local filmmakers as they tell stories that may not have been otherwise produced.

Letters to Our Children: Stories of Refuge,  Directed by Leona Krahn / 2014 / Canada / 45 min / The film follows the creation of an illustrated book that showcases heartfelt letters written by new-immigrant mothers taking part in an inner-city English language program. Under the guidance of KidBridge educator Lorelle Perry, the 18 women – most of whom are refugees who come from a dozen different countries and speak 10 different languages – were encouraged to write letters to their children as a means of explaining what brought them to Winnipeg and what they hope life in their adopted home will bring for their offspring. The women come from many places – Iraq, Eritrea, Congo and Nepal.

Book Sale: Kid Bridge Director Lorelle Perry (which the film Letters to Our Children is  based on) will have the book Letters to Our Children available for sale in the lobby at both the Friday and Saturday night screenings. There is a $5 book discount to anyone who buys advance tickets to the documentary from the Cinematheque website.

Red Road Lodge / Directed by Onalee Ames / 2012 / Canada / 35 min / The film is the story of a visionary and the quest to abolish homelessness one person at a time. The Red Road Lodge has been setting a new trend for success through art based programs which inspire a new type of community for the homeless and challenges what we are doing to help other human beings.

Stories From Our Neighborhood is generously sponsored by MTS STORIES FROM HOME 

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Sisters with Transistors

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Greener Grass

Available to rent for $4.99
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Best of GFF: One of Ours

Sat, Jan 8 / 7:15pm
Sun, Jan 9 / 3:30pm
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Sat, Jan 15 / 4:30pm
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The Films of Roy Andersson: Giliap

Tue, Jan 18 / 9:10pm
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Fri, Jan 7 / 7pm
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Sat, Jan 15 / 9pm
Sun, Jan 16 / 5:30pm
Wed, Jan 19 / 7pm
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The Winnipeg Film Group is an artist-run education, production, exhibition and distribution centre committed to promoting the art of cinema.
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We’re located in the heart of Winnipeg's historic Exchange District in the Artspace building. We are across the street from Old Market Square at the corner of Arthur Street and Bannatyne - one block west of Main.

The Winnipeg Film Group is located on Treaty 1 Territory and on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples and in the homeland of the Métis Nation. We offer our respect and gratitude to the traditional caretakers of this land.

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