At Risk (Gr 9 - 12 Social Studies) (2022)

2022 Festival

Friday, April 29 @ 930 am

Spanning subjects from the 19th century (child labour), 20th century (aviation in Alberta and the civil rights movement in the United States), and the 21st century (citizen activism and automated justice), this powerful package examines injustice and how individuals have the power (or not) to change things.

Films in this package

Filmed by current Delta State students, this documentary brings to life an important story about the first black students admitted to the university in 1966. Their struggle for recognition, inclusion and fair treatment culminated in the quickly-escalating events of March 10, 1969 when they held a sit-in on campus. The original students involved relive the…

A British chimney sweeper in 1840 describes his everyday routine of forcing young children to work as a “climbing boy”. Won Special Jury Prize for Animation at the 2022 Big Muddy Film Festival among other awards.

Minutes before takeoff, a passenger on a commercial flight refuses to sit down in an attempt to prevent the deportation of a man on board. Won Best Nordic Short Film at the 2020 Nordisk Panorama among other awards. Won Best Live Action Short Under 15 Minutes Award at the 2022 Reel Shorts Film Festival.

He survived a dogfight with The Red Baron. He was one of the first barnstormers. He connected the world to the Arctic. He helped invent search and rescue in WW2. Wilfrid “Wop” May was an Edmonton hero who had sight in only one eye when he became a legendary bush pilot after the war. Won…

Please Hold still

A young man’s life is suddenly derailed as he finds himself at the mercy of automated “justice.” Nominated for an Academy Award in 2022 for Best Live Action Short Film. Won the Audience Choice Award at the 2022 Reel Shorts Film Festival.