Local human rights group to screen, announce winner of video challenge

The Tri-Cities chapter of Amnesty International put out the challenge to high school students of SD43

The Tri-Cities chapter of Amnesty International will announce the winner of a video challenge put to SD43 high school students to call attention to a single human rights issue.

The local group launched the Quick Flick challenge to encourage SD43 youth to learn about the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and reflect on social justice.

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Students were provided with two clips: a title card and credits. “What happens in between?” said organizer Gaetan Royer, “The kids will use their creativity to come up with it.”

In the end, four teams were accepted. Over 48 hours, they produced four three-minute videos with a human rights theme.

Videos will be screened together with two other human rights short films, according to organizers.

The winner of Amnesty International Quick Flick challenge will be announced Wednesday, May 22 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Port Moody Inlet Theatre. The free event is open to all Tr-City residents interesting in attending.

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