The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation and Canadian Friends of Mountain Lake PBS invite you to save the date for “Screening Diversity and Inclusion: A Documentary Film Series” taking place at Jeanne Sauvé House from February to May 2017.
This unique series will showcase four powerful documentaries on diversity and inclusion as well as Q&A sessions with special guests. Join us as we explore complex challenges – such as social inequality, cultural resilience, racial discrimination and post-conflict reconciliation – in a mindful and respectful environment.
Mark your calendars! To register for these events, click here.
Tuesday, February 21 (5:30-7:30pm): Arts in Exile: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America
On International Mother Language Day, join us for a screening of Arts in Exile: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America (2016), a film that explores the ability of arts and culture to unify communities across the world – from Tibet to a small town in upstate New York. The film uses the story of Tenzin and Yangchen Dorjee as a lens to explore the way Tibetans use the arts to keep their culture alive. The film will be followed by Q&A session with guest speaker Yangchen Dorjee, Founder, Tibetan Arts Festival, Thubten Samdup, former Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Simone Hanchet, Director of Programs, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation.
Tuesday, March 21 (5:30-8:00pm): The Central Park Five
On International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination , join us for The Central Park Five (2012), a film that relates the story of the five teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a woman in New York City’s Central Park. From award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, this documentary chronicles The Central Park Jogger case for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by a miscarriage of justice. The film will be followed by Q&A session with guest speaker Fo Niemi, Executive Director, Center for Research-Action on Race Relations, and Ion Valaskakis, President, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation.
Tuesday, April 25 (5:30-7:30pm): My Nazi Legacy
Join us for a screening of My Nazi Legacy (2016), a documentary that explores the relationship between two men, each the sons of high-ranking Nazi officials, and internationally renowned British human rights lawyer Philippe Sands, whose family perished in the Holocaust. Through frank interviews, the men reflect on the crimes of their fathers and the price of forgiveness. The film will be followed by Q&A session with guest speaker Kyle Matthews, Executive Director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, and Mattias Pum, Austrian Overseas Service Officer.
Tuesday May 23 (5:30-7:30pm): Tutu and Franklin: A Journey Towards Peace
Join us as we screen Tutu and Franklin: A Journey Towards Peace (2001), a film that documents the historic first encounter between Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and renowned historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dr. John Hope Franklin. They are joined in these conversations by an international, interracial group of teenagers. Together, they engage in a series of candid encounters on race and begin an emotional journey towards racial reconciliation. The film will be followed by Q&A session with an intergenerational panel, including guest speaker Adama Kaba, Education Specialist, Equitas.
All events are free and open to the public, and will take place at Jeanne Sauvé House (1514 Docteur-Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3G 1B9).
As seating is limited, registration for each film screening will be mandatory. Please note that online registrations will open in January 2017.
For any questions, please contact Ariane Guay-Jadah, Communications Manager, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, or (Ms) Ronit Yarosky, Director of Donor Engagement and Partnership Development, Canadian Friends of Mountain Lake PBS.