Festival presents films with a cause

Movies can be a powerful vehicle for social commentary. Whether they be fictionalized or documentary, feature-length or short, the art of filmmaking is a force of dialogue as much as entertainment.

Several Prince George agencies and organizations working to better the local and extended world have gotten together to show a set of films, each one speaks in that direct style.

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For more than a week, films with a cause will be lighting up screens all over the city.

"This film festival is about building community around a variety of community issues and helps the public understand what groups do what in the Prince George area," said one of the organizers, Cat Kendall.

The Travelling World Community Film Festival starts Wednesday and runs to March 17.

Day-passes cost $5 and full festival passes cost $30. Tickets are available in advance at Books & Company or at the door of each night's venues.

To learn more about the slate of films and see trailers for the incoming shows, go to www.worldcommunity.ca.

Festival schedule

March 9

Room 7-152 at UNBC

7 p.m. - There You Go (2.5 minutes)

7:10 p.m. - Hishuk-ish t'sawalk-Everything is One (15 min)

7:30 p.m. - Hadwin's Judgement (91 min plus discussion)

March 10

Cinema CNC, College of New Caledonia

7 p.m. - Nefertiti's Daughters (39 min)

7:45 p.m. - Lowdown Tracks (86 min)

March 11

Room 7-212 at UNBC

12 p.m. - Resistencia: Fight for the Aguan Valley (91 min)

HubSpace at 1299 Third Ave

7 p.m. - We Call Them Intruders (56 min)

8:05 p.m. - The True Cost (92 min)

March 12

Grace Anglican Church 2640 Goheen St.

2 p.m. - A Sorry State (47 min)

3 p.m. - The Hand That Feeds (84 min)

HubSpace at 1299 Third Ave

7 p.m. - Food Chains (86 min)

8:35 p.m. - After Winter, Spring (74 min)

March 13

Two Rivers Gallery, Canada Games Way

7 p.m. - Circus Without Borders (70 min)

8:20 p.m. - Landfill Harmonic (85 min)

March 14

PG Public Library

12:05 p.m. - Little Moccasins (10 min)

12:20 p.m. - 24 Hour Drum (34 min)

ArtSpace upstairs at 1685 Third Ave

7 p.m. - Jumbo Wild (60 min)

8:10 p.m. - Bikes vs Cars (88 min)

March 15

PG Public Library

12:05 p.m. - The War on Whistleblowers (66 min)

ArtSpace upstairs at 1685 Third Ave

7 p.m. - The Wanted 18 (75 min)

8:25 p.m. - The Uyghurs: Prisoners of War (52 min)

March 16

PG Public Library

12:05 p.m. - Facing Fear (23 min)

ArtSpace upstairs at 1685 Third Ave

7 p.m. - How to Change the World (110 min)

9 p.m. - Knitting Nannas (22 min)

March 17

PG Public Library

12:05 p.m. - INA (23 min)

12:30 p.m. - The Fisherman's Son (29 min)

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