Documentary Film Festival Returns
Prince George, B.C.- Documentary film lovers are in luck as the eleventh annual Travelling World Community Film Festival is underway in Prince George.
The films run through March 15 with topics ranging from refugees, human rights and media to art, music and food.
Festival coordinator Jovanka Djordjevich has been involved with the festival since its inception and has noticed a change in tone the past couple of years.
“Early on there was a lot of fairly dark issues and now I see that they are focusing more on films that inspire,’ she says.
“Because as activists you need to have things to look forward to and to see that there are people making a difference. They’re very much following a lot of the movers and shakers – people like you or me – but who have stood up and made a difference. It’s really inspiring.”
To provide audiences a local connection to these issues, the festival features host groups that present the films and provide a time for dialogue at the end of each evening.
You can purchase a festival day pass for $5 at the door or buy a full festival pass for $30 at Books & Company.
For a full festival schedule, visit the Festival Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PGTWCFF.
Just remember if you travel to another country and you participate in a protest you do not have rights as in Canada. Depending on the country you may end up in prison for a long, long time and may end up with a criminal record not ever being allowed to travel to many countries in the world……….. It is a shock for many who take the chance to protest.
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