The White Rock Social Justice Film Society (WRSJFS) provides monthly screenings of documentary movies focused on social justice and activism and organizes an annual film festival each February.
The Society began in 2005 as an annual film festival under the stewardship of its founding member, Jack McLachlan, and with the support of the First United Church. In 2010 the WRSJFS was granted status as a society.
Over the past ten years the WRSJFS has screened over 130 thought-provoking documentary films on issues including the environment, global humanitarianism, health care, political activism, food security, water, and peace. We show films about struggles for control over people, land and resources; films about remarkable heroes and ordinary citizens who respond to challenging circumstances by mobilizing themselves and others into action. We show films that move, inform, and inspire citizens to engage in important issues.
The society works alongside and receives support from other organizations dedicated to social justice and community, including the Council of Canadians, Kairos, Amnesty International and the White Rock Arts Council.