Women celebrating next week in Comox Valley with A Powerful Noise

The public is invited to celebrate International Women's Day with the film A Powerful Noise March 6 at the North Island College Theatre.

The public is invited to celebrate International Women’s Day with the film A Powerful Noise March 6 at the North Island College Theatre in Courtenay.The film was previously screened at the Tribeca and Silverdocs film festivals. It will be shown Tuesday at 7 p.m. at NIC.Hanh is an HIV-positive widow in Vietnam. Nada, a survivor of the Bosnian war. And Madame Urbain works the slums of Bamako, Mali. Three very different lives. Three vastly different worlds. But they share something in common — power. These ordinary women are each overcoming deep-seeded gender barriers to rise up and claim a voice in their societies.Through their empowerment and the ability to empower others, Hanh, Nada and Madame Urbain are sparking remarkable and unprecedented changes. Fighting AIDS. Rebuilding communities. Educating girls.Through compelling verité-style narratives, A Powerful Noise takes you inside the lives of these women to witness their daily challenges and their significant victories over poverty and oppression.Their stories are both personal and unique, yet illustrate larger issues affecting millions of marginalized women worldwide.This inspiring documentary captivates viewers because it speaks to the common aspirations, the common abilities that all women share.A Powerful Noise is a meditation on the inherent potential of women to change the world.A Powerful Noise. The impact of one voice. The power of many.The film screening is sponsored by the Comox Valley Transition Society and World Community.Admission is by donation; no one will be turned away. For more information, call 250-337-5412.— Comox Valley Transition Society