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A thought provoking film festival returns

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March 06, 2013 - 4:37 PM

This year's World Community Film Festival in Kelowna will bring more features with two screens showing films to educate, entertain and inspire.

More than 40 high quality documentary films from around the world will play during the Travelling World Community Film Festival covering a wide breadth of topics including environmental, social justice and human rights. A special film in honour of International Women's Day will run Friday, called Status Quo, The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada.

The event is supported by Okanagan College's Department of Communications and the OC Faculty Association, and UBC Okanagan's Cultural Studies Department, along with volunteers supporting the the festival.

The events are non-profit and support community by raising funds for local community groups.

Okanagan residents of all ages are invited to enjoy the festival and a special Family Program at Okanagan College, March 9 to 10. Saturday will feature a family/children's room with stories and creative activities in the Okanagan College Aboriginal Centre. On Sunday, social justice and environmental themed children's films, stories and activities will run in the Health Building room H108 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Donations to this program are appreciated, though all are welcome to participate with support in place through the World Community Film Festival.

Admission is free but donations will be gratefully accepted and will support the festival as well as Ki-low-na Friendship Centre and Inn from the Cold. Films will be screened at UBC Okanagan and at the Okanagan College campus March 7 to 8.

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