Animation for Global Transformation

January 29, 2009 - 2:00am

Animate your inner activist

Youth present animated films inspired by social justice

January 19 2009 (Calgary) ­ The Arusha Action Series and Quickdraw Animation Society's present an evening of live animation and a selection of short animated films by Calgary's Quickdraw's Youth Animation Project (YAP) and Aboriginal Youth Animation Project (AbYAP) as part of the International Festival of Animated Objects.


These 23 short stylistic films have strong voices for social justice and environmental activism, full of poignant observations and social comments about our impact on the world.


During the evening, four of the youth animators will create an audience-inspired animation showing just how easy it could be to create a film.

What: Arusha Action Event #31: Animation for Global Transformation!
When: Wednesday January 28, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Rd. NW

$10 non-members / $7 members, payable in 100% Calgary Dollars

  • Tickets are available at the door or through Vertigo Box Office:
  • Buy early to reserve a seat
  • All ages welcome

This event is part of the International Festival of Animated Objects - a ten-day celebration of puppetry, masks and all things animated. For more information on the festival’s live performances, films, workshops and lectures, go to:

The Arusha Centre is a collectively run, member-supported organisation that provides resources and programming on local and global social justice issues. Videos on Arusha's projects and monthly events can be viewed at: and

For information about Quickdraw Animation Society's Youth Animation Project (YAP) and Aboriginal Youth Animation Project (AbYAP):

For more information contact: Sharon Stevens 403-270-3200 [email protected].


Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary , AB