TFF of Interest to PGNC – March 16th through 24th, 2010


The Traveling World Community Film Festival takes place March 16th-24th in various locations around Prince George. The Prince George Naturalists Club, the Young Naturalist Club and The Land Conservancy are co-sponsoring Play Again at 7 p.m. on Saturday March 17 at the Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Connaught Youth Centre, 1491 – 17th Avenue.

Other films that may be of interest to naturalists include: Point Holmes Sensitive Natural Areas, Rainforest and spOIL (all on March 23). Full schedule and film descriptions are 2012 Film Description and schedule-2 and here is a Film Poster. Tickets are now on sale at Books and Company.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The World Community Film Festival is British Columbia’s largest, longest-running international social issues film festival.  It is organized by the World Community Development Education Society (WCDES), a non-profit group, located in the Comox Valley.  The WCDES was formed to foster awareness of community development issues and the connection between local and global concerns.  They are engaged in projects that help make people-to-people links with communities in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Assam, India.

The Traveling World Community Film Festival is an opportunity for communities like ours to enjoy the Festival’s offering of films.  The films deal with a variety of relevant social issues in countries around the world, including human rights, economics, fair trade, labour/employment, globalization, U.S. Foreign Policy, agriculture, food security, land use, aboriginal affairs, children and women’s issues, sexuality, homelessness, community, spirituality/health, arts and culture, and war and peace.

The goals of the Film Festival are to educate BC audiences about international and community development, to emphasize the interconnectedness of local, regional, and global issues, and to provide local Non-Government Organizations and volunteer organizations with the opportunity to showcase their work and reach out beyond their usual constituencies.

Anne

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