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Us and Them Movie Screening

Us and Them Movie Screening

Us and Them Movie Screening

Us and Them, ten years on the making, depicts a woman who sets out to help four homeless people but they end up helping her.

At a time when Canada is in the midst of both a housing and opioid crisis, US AND THEM’s national efforts to raise awareness about homelessness and addiction through a compassionate lens has never been more relevant. And now, to continue its national tour, US AND THEM is set to screen in Windsor.

The screening is free and people are encouraged to come out to hear some new perspectives on these issues that affect all communities including Windsor-Essex.

US AND THEM was written and directed by Krista Loughton and award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Abbott, who joined the project in 2013. Abbott is the co-director and editor of the widely acclaimed film THE CORPORATION, one of Canada’s most successful documentaries.

Immediately following the screening, join the filmmaker as well as Angela Yakonich from The Homeless Coalition, Jayce Carver Executive Director of W.E. Trans Support and Woman with Lived Experience and other local voices for a panel discussion and Q&A period. This screening event comes to Windsor through a collaboration between The Homeless Coalition of Windsor Essex County, The City of Windsor and United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County.

Since its release in 2016, the film has been screened for policymakers all across Canada, including an exclusive screening on Parliament Hill for all of Canada’s MPs in September 2017. The event was hosted by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. US AND THEM also screened at the Union of BC Municipalities Conference in this past September in Vancouver.

Watch the trailer for Us and Them.

Us and Them Movie Screening
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Doors open 5:30 p.m. | Screening 6:00 p.m. (80-minute film) | Panel discussion and Q&A 7:20 p.m. | Conclusion 8:30 p.m.
Capitol Theatre, 121 University Avenue West. Free to the public.