Join us for five days full of festival goodness April 24 - 28, 2013. All screenings will take place at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, located at 149 West Hastings Street in Vancouver.
Photo Exhibit + Reception at Lost + Found Cafe – 7pm
Join us for a pre-screening reception at Lost + Found Cafe – 33 West Hastings St. Featuring wine, beer and snacks, meeting and greeting with filmmakers, and a selection of the Liberia 77 photo exhibition ‘Photo is Life’ that is currently showing at the National Museum in Monrovia. Admission is included with your ticket. Films to follow at 9PM.
Screening 1: When The Guns Fall Silent
Lillian is one of the thousands of human trafficking victims (who continue to be) enslaved in Uganda, DRC and Sudan by the LRA rebels. Her story illustrates the difficult process of post-war reconstruction one doesn’t often hear about in the press, because the international media moves on to the next hot-spot, the next war.
Director: Jake Herrle
Screening 2: Liberia ’77
Speaker PanelJeff Topham - Writer, Photographer and Filmmaker
Vancouver based writer, photographer and documentary filmmaker Jeff Topham has fought bugs in the Amazon, ridden camels in Timbuktu, talked African politics with George Clooney, fished with David Suzuki, and tailed William Shatner around a Star Trek convention. He recently directed his first feature length documentary for the Knowledge Network - the award-winning Liberia '77. Other TV credits he’s proud of include Eat St. for the Food Channel; the CTV Olympics documentary series The Difference Makers; Carbon Hunters - a documentary for CBC/BBC on carbon offsetting, and the award-winning CBC teen activism series Make Some Noise. A frequent contributor to Westworld magazine, he once spent six months producing TV news in Accra, Ghana with Journalists for Human Rights. Jeff also enjoys surfing, guitars, and cheeseburgers.