Idaho Justice Story Festival 

Friday, Oct. 7-Saturday, Oct. 8

Violence is part of everyday life in some parts of the world. Civil war, genocide and crimes against humanity have rocked communities from Africa to Central America, but movements for peace are generally less known. Many people are aware of oppression and violence but not how ordinary citizens are working to end it.

The Idaho Justice Story Festival aims to change that. It is a way to make Idahoans aware of nonviolent resolutions to conflict around the world, while giving us an opportunity to share our own stories.

The Idaho Peace Coalition, in partnership with the New York Peace Film Festival and Stories of Our City, has put together a weekend of film and conversation about the need for global peace.

The Idaho Justice Story Festival begins with Story Story Night on Friday, Oct. 7, in which five featured storytellers share their experiences with justice. Audience members may also participate and share their own knowledge.

The second day of the festival focuses on film with screenings from the New York Peace Film Festival. Films include Billboard From Bethlehem--about youth organizations seeking peace in Israel and Palestine--and Un Poquito De Tanta Verdad, which tells the story of thousands of Mexican citizens organizing to fight for social justice. The highlight of the evening is a screening of Fambul Tok, an award-winning documentary discussing the aftermath of the 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone.

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