Reel Causes (www.reelcauses.org ) presents The Art of Progress. An evening of art, film, discussion and inspiration, the event explores the power of young artists to affect social change on the world around them.
The evening highlights both the work of ArtQuake, a Vancouver-based youth-led movement that is using art to shake up the roots of democracy, and the exclusive Vancouver preview of the internationally acclaimed documentary, Pirates of Salé. Filmed in the seaside city of Salé, on the edge of some of the country’s poorest slums, the film follows the transformation of four young Moroccan acrobats as they journey towards careers with the country’s first professional circus troupe.
After the film, ArtQuake will host a panel discussion that will get us thinking critically about the idea of art as social action