Friday, February 28, 2014
content of the February 2014 issue
“I can’t imagine what we would have done without the hospitality you showed us here,” Gloria Romaniuk, archivist at the Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land, said to Jon Isaak, director of Winnipeg’s Centre for MB Studies at a thank-you tea Feb. 26, 2014.
Necessary Conversations: Between Adult Children and Aging Parents
Gerald W. Kaufman and L. Marlene Kaufman
Several years ago, I held a family meeting with my siblings and mom to determine my mom’s wishes regarding moving from the family home she and my dad built.
Yoshio Fujii is 2014’s recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s archival internship. The selection committee chose Yoshio from a strong field of candidates from various universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada.
Rhythms of Poverty By: Murray Nickel
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Robert Burns originated this oft-repeated saying in the 18th-century.
Mennonite Central Committee in Canada: A History By: Esther Epp-Tiessen
George and Sherri Klassen went to Bangladesh as Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) volunteers in 1977.
Working with local farmers, George, an engineer, invented the rower pump using mostly locally available material.
Three springs in the mountains around Desarmes, Haiti, supply abundant water for the 2,002 families who live in or near the small town. But until recently that didn’t mean everyone had easy or equitable access to that water.
“I love my life.” These four words spoken by a Kenyan child struck a chord with me as I watched this documentary. She is one of many children abandoned by family only to be rescued by Charles Mulli, founder of Mully Children’s Family (MCF).
At the annual Mennonite Historical Society of Canada meetings held at Winnipeg’s Mennonite Heritage Centre on the Canadian Mennonite University campus Jan. 17–18, 2014, celebration and the usual strong sense of collegiality provided a fertile environment for considering further ways of highlighting our history as Canadian Mennonites.
“Short films are the lifeblood of the industry,” says Winnipeg Real to Reel director Paul Boge. That’s how all filmmakers get their start, no matter how consequential their…
A picture into an idea, a time and a place. That’s what “Short Documentaries 2” offers at the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival 2014.
Fundraiser for Mully Children’s Family. Ultramarathon cyclist. Finisher of the Race Across America (RAAM). Guinness World Record holder. But most of all, grandfather of eight Arvid Loewen wants to be known as an ordinary person.
The feature documentary film Girl Rising is at its base a public service announcement on the value of educating girls, a strategy reported to give the highest return on investment in addressing global poverty. But viewers of this beautifully presented film won’t be bored…
Dog Days Entertainment
Jimmy Mitchell is a 14-year-old boy with a below-average IQ, an extreme fear of water and the ability to see angels. His uncompromising honesty puts him in the path of danger when he takes the stand in his defense lawyer father’s case, angering the town police and setting a drug dealer free.
Life Locked in a Suitcase
Dare to Dream Films
Olesia does whatever she sets her mind to: dances the salsa, publishes books and climbs mountains – literally and figuratively. What makes this remarkable is that Olesia has cerebral palsy. Her 70-year-old mother must carry her up stairways in a country where many doors to people with disabilities remain closed.