Early bird tickets for World Community Film Fest available

Give a gift of films and treat yourself to savings before Dec. 31st with early bird passes to the 27th World Community Film Festival to be held Feb. 2 and 3, 2018. O

More than 30 of the most inspiring documentaries from Canada and abroad cover a myriad of social justice topics. Many of the uplifting and entertaining films have received rave reviews and awards at festivals such as Hot Docs, and Vancouver International Film Festival.

Opening night feature, Meet Beau Dick, Maker of Monsters, is a portrait of a Canadian art legend, an enigmatic carver from Alert Bay, B.C. Beau Dick’s remarkable masks have been celebrated across the global art scene as vibrant expressions of West Coast Indigenous culture and a sophisticated crossover into the contemporary art world. In his activism, Dick relied on his culture to inform him. Filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A session.

Four downtown Courtenay venues run simultaneously on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with films about Indigenous issues, food security, diversity and human rights, and resilience in communities around the world. Saturday afternoon check out the Family Films from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.

Closing night film, Dolores, features Dolores Huerta, an equal partner in co-founding the first U.S. farm workers’ union with Cesar Chavez. Huerta tirelessly led the fight for racial and labour justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.

See film descriptions and trailers at worldcommunity.ca

For tickets, call Sid Williams Theatre (250-338-2430) or order online at sidwilliamstheatre.com.

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