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Sport Film Festival Opens with Screeners at U of M

February 14, 2012 8:16 AM | Entertainment

Two films that look at the interplay of sport and culture will screen before the opening of the Canadian Sport Film Festival on Thursday.

University of Manitoba professor Russell Field is the founder of the festival, which will showcase international films that tell a provocoative and passionate stories of sport from around the world.

Migizii Agamik (Bald Eagle Lodge) will host the screening of two festival movies: “The Journey Home: The Outdoor Adventure Leadership Experience,” a short film on a canoeing program in Ontario for First Nations youth, and “Arctic Hip Hop,” a film exploring the fusion of hip-hop music, sport and Indigenous culture in Nunavut.

The films will be screen at 45 Curry Place on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus. The university of co-sponsoring the festival.

A panel discussion will follow the screenings, which will run from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The festival runs February 16-18 at various locations throughout Winnipeg.