Activism lauded at film festival

The seventh annual Nanaimo Global Film Festival features stories about people who are re-inventing their world and their future.

The seventh annual Nanaimo Global Film Festival features stories about people who are re-inventing their world and their future.

The festival, which runs Oct. 14-15 at Vancouver Island University, features 30 films from the Travelling World Community Film Festival.

The films, covering several broad themes, are a celebration of activism taking place all over the world to right here in B.C.

Earth’s fragile environment and the impact of mining and deforestation are presented in the films Call of Life; Facing the Mass Extinction, Dirty Business (the effects of coal power), and Green (the story of an endangered orangutan).

Ethical use of our resources is the theme in Water on the Table, about Canada’s fresh water, and Chemerical (a family finding ways to a toxic-free home). The Force of Nature; The David Suzuki Movie, follows the Canadian environmentalist’s life.

Alternatives to industrialized farming are examined in The Vanishing of the Bees, Dirt! The Movie, A Thousand Suns and Fresh.

Films that look at human rights include The Dark Side of Chocolate (trafficked children in African cocoa fields), and Grace, Milly, Lucy…Child Soldiers.

Locally made films being screened include Voices of the River, Courtenay River Estuary, and Shining Forth – Prosperity.

The complete film descriptions and schedule can be found at www.nanaimofilmfest.org.

A variety of passes can be purchased at the festival in Building 355 (access from Fourth Street, behind the library) Passes range from $25 for a two-day pass to $10 for a half-day or one-evening pass.

In conjunction with the films in Buildings 355 and 356, there will also be information tables, and food and beverages for sale to filmgoers. The festival begins at 3 p.m. on Oct. 14, and continues from 9 a.m. until evening on Oct. 15.

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