Discussion follows film about justice

Boundary Restorative Justice Program is hosting a film at the Gem theatre in the hope of generating dialogue on Jan. 29.

An upcoming event at the GEM Theatre will engage the community in a dialogue about ways that restorative justice can improve the justice system and strengthen our community.

Boundary Restorative Justice Program (BRJP) is hosting a showing of Part 1 of A Healing River by award-winning Heartspeak Productions of Kaslo, B.C.

The viewing will be followed by an open panel discussion with filmmakers Larry Moore and Cathie Douglas, and Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison of the Grand Forks RCMP detachment.

A Healing River presents a collection of passionate voices and heartfelt stories that take you on a journey through the paradigm shift that some call restorative justice. The film takes a thought-provoking look at the issues of trauma, recovery and the psychological foundations of restorative process.

Heartspeak Productions has been producing educational videos about restorative justice and related topics for over 14 years. In the last two years, they have been recognized with prestigious awards for their contributions in crime prevention, academia and corrections.

The event will be on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the GEM Theatre. Admission is $5, with proceeds going to BRJP. Everyone is encouraged to bring their questions and ideas for improving our justice system.


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