US and THEM film screening
The documentary film US AND THEM is screening in many communities across the country for WORLD HOMELESS DAY on October 10, 2019, and in New Westminster it will close Homelessness Action Week on October 18th. Homelessness Action Week is an annual week-long campaign held in over 20 communities in British Columbia, Canada. The purpose of this week is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness. On Friday, October 18, New Westminster is joining US AND THEM's Homelessness Action Week efforts to raise awareness about housing and caring for people who are living outside on our streets. At a time when we are in the midst of both a housing and opioid crisis, looking at homelessness and addiction through a compassionate lens has never been more relevant. US AND THEM was written and directed by Krista Loughton and award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Abbott, the co-director and editor of the widely acclaimed film THE CORPORATION, one of Canada's most successful documentaries. See more info and register for your free ticket at the event's website above.