Film Festival

FilmFest

All films for the 8th Annual Missions Fest Film Festival will be shown in Ballroom A from January 27-29, 2017. Tickets are required, and can be purchased online.

Films from the 2017 Film Festival

FRIDAY 9:00 pm

She Has A Name

Film Festival 2017: She Has A Name

(108 Minutes)

Post Film Talk Back

Produced by Unveil Studios

Website: www.shehasanamefilm.com

Jason, a lawyer, poses as a “john” to build a legal case against the ruthless pimp trafficking girls into Thailand. He meets NUMBER 18, a girl forced to work as a prostitute in a busy Bangkok bar, only to discover her testimony is key to proving his case. Can he convince her to risk her life to testify for the sake of justice?

SATURDAY 11:00 am

Healing River

Film Festival 2017: Healing River

(18 Minutes)

Executive Producer: Chui Mai Kan

Producer/Script Writer: Sylvia Yu Friedman

Director: Key Frame Productions

Tokyo-based Tomoko Hasegawa led reconciliation teams to China to apologise to the comfort women survivors in Qinxian and Wuxiang, in Shanxi province, from 2008 to 2012. These elderly women survivors were almost forgotten by the rest of the world. This Japanese reconciliation team felt a deep moral obligation to apologise to the survivors of Imperial Japanese sex slavery since their own government had failed to sincerely apologise for the human rights violations of the past.

Forbidden Peace: The Story Behind The Headlines

Film Festival 2017: Forbidden Peace

(47 Minutes, after “Healing River”)

Post Film Talk Back

Produced by Purple Pomegranate Productions

Beyond the violent images of the Middle East that permeate the media, these Israelis and Palestinians share true stories about friendships once thought impossible.

SATURDAY 1:00 pm

Unshackled

Film Festival 2017: Unshackled

(20 Minutes)

Post Film Talk Back

Dalit Freedom Network Canada: www.dalitfreedom.ca

Unshackled presents the story of India’s 250 million untouchable Dalits who live in physical, emotional, and spiritual bondage. The caste system keeps them shackled in a vicious cycle of exploitation and abuse, generation after generation. Due to the widespread belief that they are worthless and polluted, Dalits are often illiterate and unskilled. This leaves them highly vulnerable to human trafficking and other forms of slavery.

Trapped In Transition

Film Festival 2017: Trapped In Transition

(18 Minutes, after “Unshackled”)

Post Film Talk Back

Director: Robert Mentov

Produced by Partners International Canada

Millions of men, women and children in the Middle East are trapped in a state of chaos, struggling to survive in foreign countries, having been forced from theirs. Their futures have been taken from them. They have lost hope.

The stories of these refugees as told through the eyes of the national workers serving them is the focus of this short film.

SATURDAY 3:30 pm

RSVP: Hunger

Film Festival 2017: RSVP: Hunger

(18 Minutes)

Produced by Uplift Media

Director: RSVP Ministries

Website: www.rsvpministries.com

Jada invites us to faith as she shares her experiences walking through bullying, drug addiction and eating disorders to discover that her journey had led her to a place where love, joy and fulfillment could be hers in Jesus Christ.

I Am Second: Chad Robichaux

Film Festival 2017: I Am Second: Chad

(15 Minutes, after “RSVP: Hunger”)

Produced by e3Partners

As a Force Recon Marine serving as part of a Joint Special Operations Command Task Force, Chad witnessed unspeakable evil. Eight tours later those memories of Afghanistan still haunted him.

His marriage and his family began falling apart. “I was out of control,” he says. When PTSD took over, he turned to Mixed Martial Arts to cope. With his marriage “dead” and suicidal thoughts filling his head, Chad started searching for answers. His wife began searching too, and the discovery of those answers led Chad to a crucial crossroad of decision in his life.

I Am Second: Christine Petric

Film Festival 2017: I Am Second: Christine

(8 Minutes, after “I Am Second: Chad Robichaux”)

Produced by e3Partners

Born in South Korea, adopted at a young age, and growing up in a predominately white suburban environment, Christine Petric was constantly reminded that she was different. The one place where these differences did not seem to matter was when she excelled on the soccer field. At those moments she was the “successful soccer chick” and could forget any awkward discrimination.

An injury early in her freshman soccer season derailed big athletic plans, and her extra time ushered in a quickly developing dating relationship. It took a devastating revelation from her boyfriend that further rocked her self-esteem before she was ready to see that her true identity was found in Christ’s love for her.

Post Film Prayer

SATURDAY 9:00 pm

Over 18 (Mature Content 16+)

Film Festival 2017: Over 18

Produced by Hope for the Sold

Website: over18doc.com

Over 18 is a clear-eyed examination of modern pornography and its effects on kids, teens, parents, and porn stars. The goal of the project is to educate youth on the realities of pornography, help their parents understand the growing epidemic of hard-core porn usage, and propose solutions for preventing exposure and addiction in the first place. Find out more at over18doc.com

Some quick stats:

  • Over 90% of boys and 60% of girls have seen porn before the age of 18.
  • 71% of teens hide their online behaviour from their parents.
  • On average, boys see porn for the first time by age 12.

SUNDAY 12:30 pm

Harvesting Hope

Film Festival 2017: Harvesting Hope

(8 Minutes)

Post Film Talk Back with A Rocha

Produced by A Rocha

Talara, Peru is home to one of the most threatened ecosystems of the world, the coastal dry forest. It is also the home of Absalón, president of one of 8 neighbourhood councils collaborating to restore their land and promote development in their community. Join A Rocha Peru and ContourGlobal in a story of hope and justice for the environment and people.

Reserve 107

Film Festival 2017: Reserve 107

(33 Minutes, after “Harvesting Hope”)

Produced by Rebel Sky Media

Director: Brad Leitch

Indigenous rights and title to the land remains a taboo topic for many across Canada, but in the small town of Laird, Saskatchewan, an old injustice is providing new opportunities for dialogue, friendship and a fierce determination to right the wrongs of the past.

SUNDAY 2:00 pm

She Has A Name

Film Festival 2017: She Has A Name

(108 Minutes)

Post Film Talk Back

Produced by Unveil Studios

Website: www.shehasanamefilm.com

Jason, a lawyer, poses as a “john” to build a legal case against the ruthless pimp trafficking girls into Thailand. He meets NUMBER 18, a girl forced to work as a prostitute in a busy Bangkok bar, only to discover her testimony is key to proving his case. Can he convince her to risk her life to testify for the sake of justice?

 

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