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Reel Causes September: War Child!

Dont miss the story of The child soldier who is now an International Hip Hop star: Emmanuel Jal!

Watch Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKaUkY1Gmik

 

Reel Causes in affiliation with VIFF /Vancity Theatre proudly presents

The inspiring true story of international Hip Hop star Emmanuel Jal
"War Child"
A fundraiser for the Inland Refugee Society (http://inlandrefugeesociety.ca/)

VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1811 Seymour St
Sep 19, 7 pm, doors open at 6:00pm

Regular tickets 15 $
Reel Causes members 13 $ (at the door)

Buy tickets online: http://www.viff.org/theatre/films/fc7670-reel-causes-presents-war-child

Reel Causes membership here: http://reelcauses.org/membership/

Synopsis:
Left home at the age of seven/one year later I’m carryin’ an Ak-47.” For hip hop artist Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier in Sudan’s brutal civil war, these lyrics are hardly empty posturing. They are the bitter reality of a young man who was “forced to sin” but determined to “never give up and never give in.”
Today, wounded but still hopeful, Emmanuel Jal fights a new battle: bringing peace to his beloved Sudan and building schools in Africa.
This time, his weapon is a microphone. See why audiences from New York to Berlin to London rave about the award-winning film, War Child, and have embraced the hip-hop artist with a terrifying past and a gentle soul.


About Inland Refugee Society:
Inland Refugee Society of British Columbia, is a non-profit, non-governmental agency dedicated to providing assistance to families and individuals seeking refugee protection in Canada. Inland works in partnership with other refugee services organizations to prevent homelessness and hunger, and support social and economic integration in Canada. Inland assists refugee claimants to meet their immediate needs and adapt to their new home by helping to ensure that their basic needs are met, including housing, clothing, food and transportation & free English classes.



About Reel Causes:
Reel Causes is a registered BC non-profit society that organizes screenings of high quality film events at Vancity Theatre every month. 100% of the proceeds raised through ticket sales support different local charities focused on poverty, disease, environment, health & social issues.

www.reelcauses.org

VANCITY Credit Union is a proud community partner

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  • Pandora

    Forgot to RVSP here. Enjoyed the movie and Q&A very much. Thank you for another great event Mohamed.

    October 9, 2012

  • Mohamed I.

    Skype Q&A confirmed after the movie with Director Karim Chrobog! Dont miss tomorrow's screening, Vancity theatre - 7 PM.
    http://www.documentary.org/content/meet-filmmakers-c-karim-chrobog-war-child

    September 18, 2012

  • Lorraine

    We heard Emmanuel Jai at the folk festival July 2011--his music is fantastic!

    September 17, 2012

  • Meharoona

    Hi Sheila - "the reception" means inside theatre entrance as people enter through the doors. Those of us on the Reel Causes Board, myself, Mohamed, etc. - usually are at the front door area to receive/greet people attending before the movie. Then, after the movie, we usually meet there too then head to Cactus Club.

    September 14, 2012

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