Though The Heavens Fall: 100 Years of the BCCA

December 7, 2011

We mentioned this film last year on BC Law Watch, but it looks like such a fantastic resource that it merits a post of its own. The Justice Education Society’s latest newsletter features Though the Heavens Fall as its resource of the month.

Produced in honour of the BC Court of Appeal’s 100th birthday, the documentary:

“describes the Court of Appeal – what it is, what it does, and how it upholds values that are cornerstones of a free and democratic society. It highlights important changes, such as the introduction of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as gay marriage, and illustrates how concepts such as the rule of law and judicial independence are critical to the health of our justice system.

Set against the backdrop of a century of tumultuous social and political changes in British Columbia, this documentary unveils a complex portrait of the highest court in the province.”

An extended trailer is available at the JES website, and the film is available to order on DVD for $20 (teacher’s guide included). The film was co-produced by JES and the Knowledge Network.

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