Labrador-based documentaries on tap tonight

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Day 2 of the 2013 St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival happens today, with a lineup of acclaimed documentaries and short films.

Acclaimed Canadian artists Spring Hurlbut and Arnaud Maggs feature in “Spring and Arnaud,” a documentary screening tonight at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. — Submitted photo

Two Labrador-based documentaries are scheduled. “Meshkanu: The Long Walk of Elisabeth Penashue,” following Elisabeth Penashue on her yearly three-week solo trek in the Mealy Mountains, will be shown at the LSPU Hall at 12:30 p.m.

“Courage to Remember,” featuring 15 people reflecting on their experiences growing up in residential schools, will screen at the hall at 4:30 p.m.

Other documentaries include “Buying Sex,” exploring the state of prostitution in Canada through the eyes of buyers and sellers of sex, and “My Mother, The Nazi Midwife and Me,” about the systematic murder of Jewish infants in a displaced persons camp at the end of the Second World War.

A group of short films will screen at the LSPU Hall starting at 7 p.m. The film festival runs until Saturday. A full schedule and ticket information is available online at

Geographic location: Mealy Mountains, Canada

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