SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement is pleased to be supporting three free film screenings at SFU in partnership with DOXA Documentary Film Festival during this year’s PuSH International Performing Arts Festival. Join us on January 20, 27, and February 3 as we show the following films:
Bastardy (2008) – January 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm (84 mins) Jack Charles is a self-proclaimed Robin Hood of the streets and for 40 years he’s juggled a life of crime with another successful career: acting. This film follows Jack over seven years as he traverses between the criminal and acting worlds. When the law finally catches up and he faces a jail sentence he might not survive, he must decide if he can go straight for the first time in his life. Directed by Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Australia).
Spartacus and Cassandra (2015) – January 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm. (80 minutes) In the beginning of this extraordinary film, Spartacus (age 13) and his sister Cassandra (age 11) are living on the streets with their Romani parents. The situation slowly gets worse over the years, and the French authorities finally step in. The only beacon of hope is a young circus artist named Camille, who steps up and assumes the role of parent and caretaker. Directed by Ioanis Nuguet (France).
SOL (2014) – “In 2013, there were 45 suicides in Nunavut. Thirteen times higher than the national average.” So begins this deeply necessary film that explores the life and death of Solomon Tapatia Uyarasak, a 26-year-old Inuk actor and musician who died in police custody. As family and friends seek answers about Sol’s fate, the underlying social conditions endemic in the Canadian north are given a searing investigation. Directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Susan Avingaq (Canada).