It’s become a cult favourite in Calgary over recent years and has grown by leaps and bounds.
The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival launched its 11th year on Wednesday at the Global Cinema with the screening of the short film “Thailand’s Seafood Slaves.”
According to organizers, the film highlights one of Thailand’s most high profile human trafficking cases, involving abusive employers and corrupt officials who force men to fish in an industry plagued by debt.
There will be 15 feature and 10 short films shown at 4 venues over the course of the next five days.
President of the Board Richard Abma says admission is free.
“Not everyone has 40 to 60 bucks to throw around for something like this,” he said. “We would like people to be able to, whether they are wealthy or not wealthy, to be able to come to all the films they need to see.”
To see the full line-up or to learn more about the festival click here.