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Social justice film festival being staged at VIU Cowichan campus
The Travelling World Community Film Festival is coming to Duncan Oct. 5.
And folks from the newly-formed Cowichan Valley Film Society are hoping to make it an annual event in the valley.
B.C.’s largest social justice film festival has successfully run in Courtenay for more 20 years and features an “incredible breadth of topics covered as well as the first class quality of the productions screened,” states a press release.
There are 28 films sure to educate, entertain and inspire. Topics include environmental, social justice and human rights issues confronting communities here and around the world.
The festival takes place at the Vancouver Island University Cowichan Campus, with films screening in four state-of-the art classrooms from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 pm.
Volunteers will be preparing and serving organic popcorn, baked goods, soup, wraps, fruit and beverages on site.
“We welcome Cowichan Valley residents to enjoy this year’s festival,” states a press release.
An opening night film also taking place at The Old Firehouse Wine Bar on Friday, Oct. 4. Tickets are very limited and available only at the Wine Bar.
Tickets for the festival are $20 for a full-day pass and $8 for the Saturday evening screening only.
Early-bird full-day passes are available for $17.
Tickets can be purchased from Island Savings Centre box office by calling 250-748-7529 or online at ctcentre.bc.ca.
For information on films and other details about the festival go to: http://cowichanvalleyfilm.ca/