Past Screenings and Events
STRONG COFFEE was screened on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at The Roxy Theatre. The festival was organized by the Saskatchewan Eco-network (SEN). SEN is a non-profit, non-government organization whose members are Saskatchewan environmental groups. SEN's website serves members and the general public looking for information about Saskatchewan issues and ways to get involved. SEN has been presenting an annual Environmental Film Festival since 2005. For more information about the festival: http://www.econet.sk.ca/filmfest/filmsstoon2011.html
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the Women In Film fundraiser on November 14th, 2009 in White Rock, British Columbia. The fundraiser is a project of the Soroptimist International of White Rock in partnership with the South Fraser Women's Services Society and the First United Church. Soroptimist International works to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally. For more information: Liz Aubert, email@example.com.
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the Antigonish International Film Festival on October 24th, 2009 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The screening was sponsored by: Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre; Coady International Institute; Department of Anthropology, StFX; and Sisters of St. Martha, Antigonish. www.antigonishfilmfest.org
STRONG COFFEE was screened on October 13th, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio at Studio 35 Theater to raise money for the Columbus International Film + Video Festival. The CIF+VF continues to support professional, educational, and corporate filmmaking so that every person, group, or cause has an equal voice, and these voices can inform each other. For more information about the festival: www.chrisawards.org.
STRONG COFFEE made its Australian debut at the Building Community Centred Economies - Dialogue for Action conference in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia June 17th to 20th, 2009. This conference is a collaboration between the International Association of Community Development and Community Development Queensland. The conference is designed to attract a diverse local, national and international audience including community organizations and NGOs, large and small business, all spheres of government, academics, social enterprises and philanthropic trusts, writers, artists, community development practitioners, policy makers, and environmentalists just to name a few. Organizers are expecting participants from over 30 countries from the Oceania Region and around the world. Conference website: www.cdconference.com.au.
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the Specialty Coffee Association of America's (SCAA) 21st Annual Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia on April 17th, 2009 at the Georgia World Congress Center. A panel discussion followed the screening. The SCAA Exposition provides an opportunity for leaders in the specialty coffee industry to meet, grapple with critical issues, and explore the most current innovations in thinking and products. Exposition website: www.scaaexposition.org.
STRONG COFFEE was shown on March 21st, 2009 in Nanaimo, British Columbia at the Global Film Festival Nanaimo. The festival is a production of the Nanaimo Global Film Festival Group in conjunction with the World Community Development Education Society. For more information about the festival: www.nanaimofilmfest.org.
STRONG COFFEE was shown on March 15th, 2009 in Kelowna, British Columbia as part of the travelling World Community Film Festival. The festival is an intensive four-day event, including 30 Canadian and international documentaries on a wide range of topics. Topics include the environment, war, human rights, education, economics and more. For more information: www.ocworldfilmfest.net.
STRONG COFFEE was shown on March 7th, 2009 in Nelson, British Columbia. The West Kootenay Women’s Association and Amnesty International Nelson screened three films celebrating the achievements of women as agents of change and the need to continue to take action for women’s human rights. This was on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the 1979 UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
STRONG COFFEE was screened on February 14th, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia at Langara College as part of the Vancouver leg of the World Community Film Festival. The festival is a project of CoDevelopment Canada (CoDev), a non-profit agency that has spent more than 20 years building partnerships for global justice. It works for social change and global education in the Americas. This year's theme, Acts of Hope and Courage, includes films on food security, women's issues, human rights, environmental issues, international solidarity, and music for social change. For more information about this film festival: www.codev.org/filmfest.
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the World Community Film Festival in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia on February 7th, 2009. The film festival is a project of the World Community Development Education Society (WCDES). WCDES runs several different projects in the local community and is engaged in projects in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Assam, India. For more information about the film festival: http://worldcommunity.ca/film2009.htm.
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City, California on January 10th, 2009. The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is the largest environmental film festival in the United States... a festival for activists by activists. At the festival, audiences learn new ideas from a selection of inspiring environmental films with hardhitting topics including bioengineering, water issues, wilderness preservation, citizen activism, and more. Festival website: www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org
Lumby United Church screened STRONG COFFEE at its Wondercafé.live event in Lumby, British Columbia on November 21st, 2008. The purpose of the community gathering and discussion was to promote the sale of Café Femenino, which is sold by the Vernon Women's Centre and distributed locally by the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre. www.wondercafe.ca/churches/lumby-united-church.
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the Amnesty International Film Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 16th, 2008 at Vancity Theatre. This was the biggest Vancouver Amnesty International Film Festival in its 13 year history—as always, cinema with a social conscience. "The Amnesty International Film Festival believes in the power of film to tell important stories about one of the most pressing issues of our time—human rights." Festival website: www.amnesty.ca/filmfest.
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the Southern Appalachian International Film Festival in Johnson City, Tennessee on November 15th, 2008. STRONG COFFEE was shown at East Tennessee State University as part of the GENDER SCREEN sponsored by the ETSU Women's Studies Program. SOAPIFF's mandate is to entertain, educate and also present speakers, seminars, and other art forms that play collaborative roles in film production and promotion. Festival website: www.soapiff.inflics.com
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the Boston Latino International Film Festival in Boston, Massachussetts on October 9th, 2008. BLIFF aims to present the latest films produced by Latinos and/or deal with social issues in Latino communities in the US and Latin America. Festival website: www.bliff.org
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the European Social Forum in Malmö, Sweden on September 21st, 2008. More than 20,000 people were expected to participate in the forum, which is a meeting place for social movements in Europe. STRONG COFFEE was shown at a film seminar organized by Amnesty International Malmö Groups and run by Diana Mulinari, professor in Gender Studies at Lund University who has written extensively on gender and “development” in Latin America and looks at how inequalities are produced and reproduced through social relations of class, “race” /ethnicity, gender and sexuality. Forum website: www.esf2008.org.
STRONG COFFEE had two screenings at the Non Violence Film Festival in Ontario, Canada, September 17th and 19th, 2008. The festival seeks to celebrate and explore the human spirit as well as ideas and concepts of Non Violence in all forms. For more information: www.nviff.com
STRONG COFFEE was shown at Coffee Fest in Seattle, Washington on September 12th and September 13th, 2008. Discussions followed the screenings. www.coffeefest.com.
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the Washougal International Film Festival in Washougal, Washington on August 21st and August 23rd, 2008 and was a Medallion Winner for Most Ambitious Film. For more information: www.washougalfilmfest.org
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the Breckenridge Festival of Film in Breckenridge, Colorado on June 6th, 2008. For more information: www.breckfilmfest.com
The Red Whale Coffee Company in Rothesay, New Brunswick screened STRONG COFFEE at two events to raise funds for the Saint John affiliate of "Dress for Success" and the Café Femenino Foundation. May 29 and May 30, 2008. www.redwhalecoffee.com
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the 6th Annual Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario on March 29th, 2008. www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the Women's International Film Festival in South Florida as part of the Hola South America Program on March 29th, 2008. The Festival brings together women from all over the world to explore, share, and dialogue about issues concerning women through arts. It is believed the images of women on film directly affect how women are perceived, valued, and treated in society. www.wiffonline.org
STRONG COFFEE made its European debut at the EUROMED Sustainable Connections Project at the Bellagio Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy on March 26th, 2008. The Project is part of A World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity-Hellas (AWISHhellas), a nonprofit educational corporation (NGO) organized to promote understanding and education in community sustainable development. Click for Agenda.
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the 23rd Annual Lethbridge International Film Festival in Lethbridge, Alberta on March 12th, 2008 at the Theatre Gallery. www.chinookarch.ab.ca
STRONG COFFEE was shown as part of the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival on March 9th, 2008 in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Festival highlights a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking social, environmental, and adventure-related outdoor films from around the world. For more information: www.flagstaffmountainfilms.com.
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the Our Island Our World Film Festival on Salt Spring Island, BC on March 8, 2008. STRONG COFFEE was voted 3rd top audience favourite from a group of over 70 films. The Festival fosters awareness of justice, sustainability, and development issues. For more information about the festival: www.saltspringfilmfestival.com.
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the 2008 Women in Film Festival in Vancouver, BC on March 6th, 2008. The event included a Café Femenino coffee reception. Café Femenino coffee beans were sold as a fundraiser for the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. Festival info: www.wiffbc.com
STRONG COFFEE was screened on Saturday, March 1st, 2008 in Mission, BC. Event included a coffeehouse by donation. Contact: Dave Perritt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.217.4095.
STRONG COFFEE was shown on November 20, 2007 as part of Fair Trade Week 2007, a week of events organized by the Centre for Public Interest Accounting at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. Free fair trade coffee and popcorn were served.
STRONG COFFEE was screened at the 26th Global Visions Documentary Film Festival in Edmonton, Alberta on November 4th, 2007. Special thanks to Earth's General Store for providing samples of Café Femenino coffee. www.globalvisionsfestival.com
STRONG COFFEE had its U.S. Premiere at the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado on November 3rd, 2007. For more information about the festival: www.rmwfilmfest.org
STRONG COFFEE was shown at the Coffee, Tea, and Me Expo in Pasadena, California on October 20, 2007. The Coffee Tea & Me Expo benefited the Café Femenino Foundation. www.coffeeteaandmeexpo.com
STRONG COFFEE had its World Premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival in Calgary, Alberta on September 29th, 2007. Thanks to everyone who helped with the screening and the coffee tasting...and thanks to all who attended and supported the film. Very special thanks to the women of Shuswap Coffee Company for donating their time and coffee. Festival website: www.calgaryfilm.com. For photos taken before the event, click here.