By "film conference," we do not mean "film festival." Reel Justice is different from a film festival in a number of ways. Working Films in partnership with the Andrus Family Fund created Reel Justice to focus on the work of social justice organizations who are invested in finding processes to help communities constructively engage and move beyond past conflict; have a "reconciliation and justice" theme that will engage the attendees in contemporary and local efforts to cultivate a process of reconciliation aimed at giving all involved a sense of having received justice; and link efforts between a college campus and its surrounding community, aiming to inspire the opportunity for intergenerational conversations and future collaborations.
Reel Justice film conferences have been held in Mississippi and New York City. Each conference brought on different speakers from social justice organizations and films touching on the issues of police brutality and violence against women. The conferences created a public dialogue about these issues and thoughtfully considered how these issues affect our lives and communities.
Films featured in the conference include: