An opportunity to travel the world and experience first-hand the challenges, triumphs and hopes of others living in the global village awaits you.
Tickets are on sale for the 25th World Community Film Festival held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6 in downtown Courtenay.
Deemed “the longest running social issues filmfest in B.C.”, the festival hosts over 25 of the finest documentaries from around the world exploring themes such as food security, environmental issues, social justice and human rights, labour issues, art and music. These films are guaranteed to entertain, inform and inspire you.
From Friday’s opening night film, How to Change the World, an intimate portrait of Greenpeace — its original members and of activism itself; to the visually stunning closing Saturday night film, Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World, the program is packed with a strong lineup, including many award-winners and positive films.
With films showing simultaneously in five venues, Saturday hosts a full day of viewing. There is also a family venue on Saturday from 1:15-2:45 p.m. with the theme: trees/forests. One of the biggest challenges is deciding which film to see. Plan your viewing by checking the film trailers and schedule at www.worldcommunity.ca. Weekend passes are $35. Opening night Friday is $14, Saturday (including evening) is $25, Saturday night is $12. Saturday, youth under 20, is $3. Low income passes are available.
For tickets call the Sid Williams Theatre box office at (250) 338-2430 or 1-866-898-8499, or order at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com