Festival brings some of the best doc films to Grand Forks

By Contributor
February 12th, 2012

Book your weekend off Feb. 24 to 26 as No Boundaries film club presents, for the seventh year, the Traveling World Community Film Festival. This festival celebrates the art of the documentary film and the weekend’s selections come from past festival viewers.

The World Community Film Festival is British Columbia’s longest running social issues film festival. The World Community Development Education Society, based in Courtenay, has been holding the festival in the Comox Valley since 1990.

Included in this year’s fare are a variety of films that cover cautionary tales SpOil, winner  of Best Environmental film, Vancouver International Film Festival, Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood, the double meaning intended; tales of hope and empowerment through action – Just Do It, Play Again, Happy; different perspectives on agriculture Permaculture: The Growing Edge, Urban Roots; inspiring films Rainforest, Clean Bin Project; and a film by one time local Nik Green on the relevance of unions and labour activism in Cape Breton Rebuild). Green will also be available for questions and discussion.

Oh, and what documentary film fest would be complete without something by Velcrow Ripper Occupy Love.

These are but a few of the 17 films that will be shown at the Grand Forks Secondary school auditorium beginning 7 p.m. Friday, Feb 24. A festival pass is a paltry $20, unchanged since the beginning; students and low income $10; per session (ie. morning, afternoon, or evening) $5; students and low income $3. Tickets are available only at the door.

One point this festival has made clear is that all people share core values and that despite geography, ethnicity, or social stature we are far more alike than different.

Once again the Boundary Peace Initiative will be providing some of the world’s finest borscht and other delights to tantalize the palate. These meals will be served in the multi-purpose room providing a setting for those enjoying the great food to share opinions about the films they just watched.

No Boundaries film club would like to thank those who have supported us by attending and being a part of the process of choosing films to show and to purchase for the library. They would also like to thank the Boundary Peace Initiative for their support over all these years.

All are welcome…….bring a friend……or two.

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