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PFC Film Festival
Presented by Blue Sky Cultural Connections
in partnership with the RPL Film Theatre
and PFC Saskatchewan with support from the
Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation

At their best, festivals are both a gathering space and a learning place, blending culture and art in new forms to engage audiences and ideas, to spur creativity and innovation. Now in its 4th year, the Playing for Change Film Festival strives to do just that, focusing on themes like music education, reconciliation, and this year, Art as Advocacy. Bringing together a mix of film, music, and discussion, the festival hopes to create opportunities to examine the role of culture and art in creating positive social change, fine music and human justice.


Another News Story – 2017 – UK

Another News Story goes 'behind the scenes' of the news crews reporting the refugee story at the height of the European crisis.Shot across nine countries from Greece to Germany, the film tells the story of the deprivation, danger, uncertainty and obstacles the migrants faced, while at the same time bringing to life the story of the reporters, camera-operators and producers who were assigned to accompany them and turn their story into breaking news.

Falls Around Her – 2018 – Canada

The only film in the festival that is not a documentary, Falls Around Her is the story of a famous Anishinaabe musician who returns home to restore herself, but finds her past successes and traumas continue to haunt her.  The film explores resilience and healing through self-expression, community and the land. Tantoo Cardinal stars as the musician Mary Birchbark.


After the Apology – 2017 – Australia

The Australian Government apologized for the Stolen Generation in 2008 but the rates of removal of children from their families is now higher than it was ten years ago. This documentary follows four grandmothers who have had their grandchildren removed from them and their battle to get their babies back. This story resonates in Canada with its history of residential schools, the 60s scoop and large numbers of Indigenous children in foster care.


Anote’s Ark – 2018 – USA

What if your nation disappeared under the sea? The Pacific island nation of Kiribati (population 100,000) is one of the first places in the world to face the crisis of sea-level rise. This is the story of Kiribati President Anote Tong’s struggle to protect his people and of Tiemeri, a young mother of six, as she fights to move her own family to New Zealand.


Sharkwater Extinction -2018 – USA

Follow filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it. From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, France, and even our own backyard, Stewart’s third film dives into the often-violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade to expose a multi-billion dollar industry.

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