Local Meetings

The Vernon group of Amnesty International meets on the third Wednesday of October, November, and January to May from 7pm to 9pm at the Vernon Library (2800 - 30th Avenue).

We get together to write letters and discuss current events and Amnesty campaigns.

Newcomers encouraged and very welcome!

Films For Rent

Many of these films have been presented at Amnesty film festivals in the past.  They are now available fore rent at a cost of $5.  No charge for Amnesty members.  Please arrange to pick up the film at an Amnesty meeting. To request a film, please phone Tosha at 250.545.2302

Land and Life - Indigenous Peoples at Risk in Colombia. More than a million people in the South American country belong to 102 distinct Indigenous Nations. The survival of over half of them is reported to be at grave risk. 17m

Amnesty: When They Are All Free - Amnesty International marks its fiftieth anniversary this year. This probing documentary brings together employees, released prisoners, former presidents and celebrities to shed their light on how Amnesty International has changed the world, and how the world has changed Amnesty International. When They Are All Free reveals how a ‘letter-writing organization’ has developed into one of the world’s most influential NGOs. Nowadays, Amnesty International is a multinational movement that is trying to hold its ground in a world full of fresh challenges. 59m

Our Land, My People - The Struggle of the Lubicon Cree. The Lubicon people tell the story of their 30 year struggle for justice. It's a story of environmental destruction and shocking discrimination. It's also a story of determination and hope. 26m

Borderless - Tells the story of undocumented workers in Canada who take the low-paying jobs that Canadians refuse to. 2006. 25m

Amnesty International: Candle of Hope - Tells the story of Amnesty International’s vital human rights work.46m

Amnesty International: Alex Neve's Chad Mission. AI Canada Secretary General, Alex Neve, describes the conditions in Chad and raises a challenge, in this powerful video with footage from the mission, to take action to address this crises and bring peace, stability and security to the region. 2006. 19m.

Uganda Rising - For the children of Northern Uganda who have never known peace, the fight for hope never ends. 2006. 82m. Shown at the 2007 Amnesty Vernon Film Fest.

The Yes Men Fix The World - Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events. 2009. 87m. Shown at the 2010 Amnesty Vernon Film Fest.

Blood of Kouan Kouan - In the virgin tropical forests of the Amazon, the region with the richest biodiversity in the world, an unspeakable crime has been and is still being committed against humankind. Texaco is accused of dumping 18.5 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into the Ecuadorian Amazonia. 2008. 64m.

The Reckoning - Follows dynamic International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his team for three years across four continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord's Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up the Colombian justice system, and charges Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur. 2009. 95m

Under Rich Earth - In a remote mountain valley in Ecuador, coffee and sugarcane farmers face the dismal prospect of being forced off their land to make way for a mining project. Unprotected by the police and ignored by their government, they prepare to face down the invaders on their own. 2008. 92m.

Afghan Star - After 30 years of war and five devastating years of Taliban rule, pop culture is beginning to return to Afghanistan.2009. 88m. Shown at the 2011 Amnesty Vernon Film Fest.

Kinshasa Symphony - How people living in one of the most chaotic cities in the world have managed to forge one of the most complex systems of human cooperation ever invented: a symphony orchestra. It is a film about the Congo, about the people of Kinshasa and about music. 2010. 95m. Shown at the 2012 Amnesty Vernon Film Fest.