justREEL: The Great Disconnect

Virtual Film Screening!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Great Disconnect [Online]

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 @ 5:30 PM [ENCORE]
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 5:30 PM

Virtual Film Screening (via XerbTV)
FREE Admission

As we experienced some technical difficulties with the first screening we have set up an encore screening.

justREEL is a bi-monthly feature length documentary series. Now in its thirteenth year, this series runs from September to May. We're excited to present our first virtual event ever! Stay tuned for details on how you can register to watch the free screening of The Great Disconnect.

We are living in a time that has been described as the age of loneliness. Despite Western advances in technology, living conditions, education and healthcare, we, as a society, are isolating ourselves from one another, and because of this, facing a health crisis that affects all ages, genders, races, and cultures.

But how have we become so disconnected? And what can we do to change the status quo and fulfill our potential for health and well-being?

Join wellness expert Tamer Soliman as he journeys through North American cities to meet with local citizens, community activists, and leading authorities on social, economic, and urban planning to discover the true factors that have profound and lasting impacts, not only on our health, but the health of the communities in which we live.

This timely documentary invites us to reflect on the relationships we have with those around us and raises the question: is it possible to overcome our modern culture of disconnectedness and rediscover how truly essential we are to one other?

September 15th 5:30pm-11:59pm via XerbTV

(Film is available can be viewed within this time window)

Post Film Conversation Leaders:

Post Film Interviewees
Tamer Soliman (Director/Producer/ Co-Writer) and Sarah Douglas (Story Editor/Writer)

Before producing health documentaries, Tamer built his career as a holistic nutritionist, personal trainer and wellness speaker.Making this film has changed the way Tamer understands true health. Moving beyond simply eating well and exercising, Tamer now believes that in order to live in a state of optimal wellness, you need to have a strong sense of community wellbeing. Currently living in Ottawa, Tamer is partnering up with community leaders locally and internationally to continue to spread the message of this film.

Sarah is a multi-passionate educator who believes in the power of community wellbeing. As a writer of the film, it is her hope that The Great Disconnect becomes part of a movement to create a more mindful, conscious and connected place for us all to live in. After working and living abroad for a number of years, Sarah is happy to be back in Canada, building her community in Ottawa, Ontario.

About Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival uses the medium of film to show recent high quality documentaries in order to draw attention to serious local & global issues. We hope audiences watch a film, stay for the discussion, and visit with local non-government groups and fair trade vendors that will be onsite.

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