23rd World Community Film Festival tickets now on sale

Deemed "the largest social issues filmfest in B.C.," the film festival hosts the finest documentaries from around the world

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 now on sale for the 23rd World Community Film Festival on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in downtown Courtenay.

Deemed “the largest social issues filmfest in B.C.,” the film festival hosts the finest documentaries from around the world exploring themes such as food security, environmental issues, social justice and human rights, labour issues, arts and music.

These films are guaranteed to entertain, inform, and inspire you.

From the opening-night offerings, Project Heart; Honouring Residential School Survivors and Sweet Dreams, an intimate look at how Rwandan women empower themselves, to the power of music and theatre in the closing night film, Al Helm; MLK in Palestine, the program is packed with a strong lineup including many award-winners and positive films.

With films showing simultaneously in four different venues, Saturday hosts a full day of viewing, including a family film program in the afternoon.

One of the biggest challenges is deciding which films to see. Plan your viewing by checking out the film trailers and schedule online at www.worldcommunity.ca.

When not viewing films, visit the bazaar in the upper Florence Filberg Centre where community groups will give out information or sell merchandise related to the various issues raised during the festival. It’s also a great place to relax and have a snack.

Admission to the bazaar is free.

Some low-income passes are available. For tickets, call the Sid Williams Theatre box office (250-338-2430 or toll-free 1-866-898-8499) or order online www.sidwilliamstheatre.com (a $2 ticket-processing fee will be added to the ticket price).

The World Community Film Festival is a project of the World Community Development Education Society.

— World Community Development Education Society

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