Vancouver Weekly Wrapup: 5/8/17

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♦ The DOXA Documentary Film Festival of Vancouver began May 4th. Check out the schedule here… READ MORE

♦ A New Westminster sandwich shop left out some Liam Neeson bait… let’s see what they caught… READ MORE

♦ The departure of Louise McMurray has left a hole to fill at Economic Development Cowichan and Laura Jennifer Leppard is the one to fill it. The new Film Coordinator, Leppard will be working part time as a liaison with visiting production companies, local businesses and municipalities in an attempt to bring new film activity to the Cowichan Valley. Leppard is no stranger to the region, living in the Cowichan Valley and spending time as a realtor here… READ MORE

♦ The 2017 Rosie finalists are in and Edmonton prizewinners include three nods for Niobe Thompson and Rosvita Dransfeld’s organ-transplant documentary Memento Mori, three for NFB short documentary 19 Days about refugee families, and the gender binary best performance categories being taken by locals Carlee Tyski in On the Rocks and Jesse Lipscombe for his role in It’s Not My Fault and I Don’t Care Anyway… READ MORE

♦ Speaking out for work safety is not an easy thing to do as a young worker who maybe is taking on their first real job. But, saying something or refusing to work in unsafe conditions can save a life, and that message got through in two student-created videos that won top notch awards from WorkSafeBC… READ MORE

Compiled and submitted by Meagan Hotz

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