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CIGI Cinema Series: Human Flow – Oct 17

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October 20, 2018

DATE AND TIME
Wed, 17 October 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
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LOCATION
CIGI Campus Auditorium
67 Erb St. W.
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6C2
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About Human Flow

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey.

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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Grand River Film Festival, and THEMUSEUM to deliver public film screening events throughout the year.

 

 

 

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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Grand River Film Festival, and THEMUSEUM to deliver public film screening events throughout the year.

 

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DAY OF GRFF!!!

NewsletterSummer2016

July 11, 2016

It’s back! Our favourite annual sale for our online community! On Tuesday, September 27, 10am-10pm (in celebration of our 10th!) all GRFF tickets are half-price.

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Upcoming Events

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July 11, 2016

Fridays, all summer long Friday Night Movies Under the Stars, Shades Mills, Cambridge Free with park admission.
Saturdays, all summer long Free Flicks at KPL Free
July 22 UNHERALDED & THE PORTRAIT, NFB Film Club, Idea Exchange Free
July 14 & 28, August 11 & 18 Music & Movies in the Park, Waterloo Park Free entry with a can of food.
July 21, August 24 Music & Movies in the Park, Victoria Park, Kitchener Free entry with a can of food.
August 26 SOMETHING IN THE AIR, NFB Film Club, Idea Exchange Free

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Youth Outdoor Movie Night

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July 11, 2016

112878-IMPACT-Movie-Night-poster-July2016-smFREE! Tuesday July 12

Free outdoor movie night for youth at Forbes Park in Cambridge. Come watch Back to the Future and take your picture with the DeLorean. Go to www.regionofwaterloo.ca/impact for more information.

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Bridge POSITION

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July 11, 2016

Call deadline July 31

GRFF is excited to partner with the student-run Bridge Center for Design from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture for an exhibition of film related works. Position, an exploration of what it means to be an architect through various media will combine the components of film and design. Work Media accepted: Installation, film, sculpture, painting. Must fit through a 36” x 84” door and be ready to hang or place in the space. Films should be DVD or BluRay. @BRIDGEarch

Please contact bridge.grff@gmail.com with any questions.

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Julie Burdett

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July 11, 2016

 

When you visit the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, chances are the first person you’ll meet is Julie Burdett, KWAG’s Visitor Services & Volunteer Coordinator. Seen most days at the Reception Desk at the entrance to the Gallery, Julie not only recruits and coordinates the efforts of KWAG’s wonderful volunteers, she also ensures that everyone who comes through the Gallery doors has an optimal experience here.

When asked what she likes most about her work at KWAG, Julie is ebullient:  “I like everything! I like working in a place where I get to focus on what I’m passionate about, which is the arts.” She notes that interacting with volunteers is a particularly enjoyable part of her job, and she has transferred that passion to her own volunteer work in the community. At the Grand River Film Festival, Julie is a Board member and Chair of the Design committee. It’s a perfect fit as her love of art and design provides the festival with a talented lead ensuring GRFF looks good!

Julie holds an Honours B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Waterloo, where she honed her skills painting in oils. An active artist, she has participated in a number of exhibitions, most recently at the Gladstone Hotel and Gallery 1313, both in Toronto.  Her work can be seen on her website at www.julieburdett.org

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CIGI Cinema Series: Dawnland – Feb 20

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March 30, 2016

DATE AND TIME
Wed, 20 February 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
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LOCATION
CIGI Campus Auditorium
67 Erb St. W.
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6C2
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About Dawnland

For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. As recently as the 1970’s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity.

Now, for the first time, they are being asked to share their stories.

In Maine, a historic investigation—the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the United States—begins a bold journey. For over two years, Native and non-Native commissioners travel across Maine. They gather testimony and bear witness to the devastating impact of the state’s child welfare practices on families in Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribal communities. Collectively, these tribes make up the Wabanaki people.

The feature-length documentary Dawnland follows the TRC to contemporary Wabanaki communities to witness intimate, sacred moments of truth-telling and healing. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

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Film Partnership logos

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Grand River Film Festival, and THEMUSEUM to deliver public film screening events throughout the year.

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