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Friday Nov. 14Schedule


A look into Darfur, killing and crimes against a nation’s own people, hear the call to be their hope

Conversation with

Ameera Abbo and Adam Abdalla,

Darfurian Congress of Canada; whose lives are shaped by the ongoing conflict. Hear their passion, share in their effort.

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Friday Nov. 14Schedule


A journey to Cambodia to discover a family’s past

Conversation with

Dom Eam,

Vice-President of the Calgary-Cambodian Association

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Saturday Nov. 15 Schedule


The struggle for religious freedom in Tibet

Conversation with

Tsering Chodon

a member of the local Tibetan community

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Saturday Nov. 15 Schedule

2:00 THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Calgary Premiere

after Deepa Mehta’s Water…this beautiful depiction of the harsh reality of widowhood in India

Conversation with

Aradhana Parmar

Associate Professor of Development Studies, University of Calgary

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Saturday Nov. 15 Schedule


Questions abound: from the pipefitter, to Peter Lougheed, to Washington lobbyist

Conversation with

Sid Dykstra,

President, Opti Canada

Andrew Nikiforuk,

Author of “Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent”

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Saturday Nov. 15 Schedule

7:00 THE BATTLE OF CHERNOBYL Calgary Premiere

The little known, dramatic story that followed the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion

Conversation with

David Marples,

Professor, Dept of History & Classics, University of Alberta

Mary Nokleby,

Member, Citizens Advocating the Use of Sustainable Energy (CAUSE)

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Saturday Nov. 15 Schedule

9:00 A LESSON OF BELORUSSIAN Calgary Premiere

Be inspired by youth organizing to be free, to achieve democracy for Belorussia

Conversation with

David Marples

Professor, Dept of History & Classics, University of Alberta

Sandra van den Brink

Founder, Ayudamos Foundation

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Sunday Nov. 16 Schedule

1:00TANGIER TREEHOUSECalgary Premiere

Moroccan street children build a treehouse and find themselves transformed

Conversation with

Michael Lickers

Executive Director and Founder of Ghost River Rediscovery

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Sunday Nov. 16 Schedule

2:30WE ARE TOGETHER (Family Film)

The moving story of South African children overcoming hardship with music

Conversation with

the Pritchard family

from Calgary who’ve volunteered in a similar situation and region in South Africa

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Sunday Nov. 16 Schedule

4:30THE UNFORSEENCalgary Premiere

When land development threatens Barton Spring, a fragile limestone aquifer, a community fights back

Conversation with

Mark Bennett

Bow River Basin Council

Brian Pincott

City of Calgary Alderman

Moderated by Jim Brown

Host of the Calgary Eyeopener, CBC Radio One and

Co-Director of the film Radiant City

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Sunday Nov. 16 Schedule


Orbinski revisits Somalia, Rwanda and the Congo and reflects on lives lost and lives saved, seeking to make sense of it all

Conversation with

Anne Aspler

who stepped out to make a difference, founding the University Of Alberta Chapter Of Dignitas International

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NGO Village

1. Ayudamos Foundation

2. Bolivia Kids

3. Cause Canada

4. Christmas Future

5. Citizens Advocating the Use of Sustainable Energy (Nuclear Free Alberta)

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NGO Village

6. Darfurian Congress of Canada

7. Dignitas International

8. Fibres of Life

9. Grandmothers to Grandmothers Calgary Region

10. Momentum

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NGO Village


12. River Park Church

13. Samaritans Purse

14. Sierra Club - Chinook Group

15.Ten Thousand Villages

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NGO Village

16.Tibet Canada Women’s Foundation

17. TVG - True Vision Ghana (Canada)

18. United Nations Association Canada – Calgary Chapter

19. CAWST - Centre For Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology

20. CRWRC – Christian Reformed World Relief Committee

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NGO Village

21.Ghost River Rediscovery

22. MCC – Mennonite Central Committee

23. Verde Tea

24. Good Giving

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