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GFF’s Social Justice Film Series, sponsored by The Mauro Family Fund, presents our annual selection of films that exhibit the power of cinema to breed empathy and understanding in an effort to change the world for the better!


Through the support of The Mauro Family Fund, we bring you groundbreaking documentaries and films that will stir you from your seat, and into action!!

After the film, don't forget to rank the film using the 5 Stars found below the video container! The top-ranked film as chosen by our audience will win GFF's coveted Best of Fest Audience Choice Award, sponsored by the Winnipeg Free Press!

Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle Ford is set against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #metoo movement, and race in America. Test Pattern follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after a Black woman is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit. Their story reveals the systemic injustices and social conditioning women face when navigating sex and consent within the American patriarchy. Winner of top prizes at the BlackStar and New Orleans Film Festivals, this gripping social thriller offers a unique exploration of institutional racism and sexism from a Black woman's point of view. 

Content warning: This film includes a depiction of sexual assault.

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    82 minutes
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    United States
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    Shatara Michelle Ford