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Fifth Annual Show Me Justice Film Festival Planned for April 9-10

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (April 6, 2015) – Films from around the world will be featured at the 5th Annual Show Me Justice Film Festival April 9-10 at the University of Central Missouri.

Films selected for the festival come from Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and address issues ranging from gender and sexuality to race relations and civil disobedience in Ferguson, Mo. Presented in documentary, narrative, animated and experimental formats, the two-day program of films is open to the public.


The festival opens with a program of short films from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Thursday in Hendricks Hall. On Thursday evening, the festival continues at 7 p.m. in Hendricks Hall. Featured films include:

The Friday afternoon shorts program is planned for noon to 12:50 p.m. in Hendricks Hall, followed by the evening program at 7 p.m. in Hendricks Hall. Featured films include:

The Show Me Justice Film Festival is an international film festival that brings films from around the world to the Midwest to showcase the theme of social justice. The festival is coordinated by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at UCM in cooperation with the Department of Communication. The films selected for the festival compete for prizes based on their artistic competence, creativity, and exploration of the festival theme as judged by the distinguished Show Me Justice Festival Jury.

Financial support for the Show Me Justice Film Festival is provided in part by the Missouri Arts Council.