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May 19, 2020

Reel Justice

Hosted by Mayworks K'jipuktuk/Halifax Festival of Working People and the Arts

May 19, 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Online film screening.

The films in this program range from the distressing to the uplifting, but they all explore the
pain and destructiveness of isolation, and the need for economic, cultural, and spiritual community. They urge us to acknowledge the very real divisions in our society, to lend a helping hand, even if it’s a virtual one, and to value the connections and coalitions that sustain us.


The film The Day I Stopped Talking contains English subtitles. Unfortunately, closed captioning is not available for the other films in this selection.

The Day I Stopped Talking (Anna Quon, 2018)
3 minutes
In this delicate audiovisual poem, a child is cut off from the world.

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  • Mayworks K’jipuktuk/Halifax Festival of Working People and the Arts

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


    The first annual Mayworks Halifax festival took place in 2009 thanks to the organizing efforts of volunteer union delegates to the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council. Our festival has since grown exponentially from year to year and has now become Nova Scotia’s largest social justice themed cultural event. Annually, our festival attracts over a thousand diverse audience members who take interest in issues of social, economic and environmental justice. Moreover, the multi-disciplinary nature of the festival allows us to draw followers from multiple arts communities including theatre, dance, visual art, film and music.