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8th Annual Vancouver International FILM FESTIVAL 4 PEACE

Saturday, December 18, 2010
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Event Type:
Mobilization Against War and Occupation MAWO
Location Details:
Britannia Community Centre Auditorium
1661 Napier Street (at Commercial Drive)
Vancouver, Canada

All Day ~ All Free

The Vancouver International Film Festival 4 Peace will be captivating Vancouver audiences for the 8th year. The film festival promotes peace through a unique collection of documentary and feature films. This annual festival brings the reality of war and occupation to the big screen, and brings to light the struggle for self determination and social justice being fought by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Year after year, the festival features films which span the world; from Latin America to Africa, from the Middle East to Asia, and from Europe to here in North America. Audiences will be taken back in time through historical classics, and will be some of the first to see new premieres.

From the Britannia Community Centre Auditorium, see the world through different eyes. See Afghanistan through the eyes of a young man who sees his people occupied, or Iraq through the eyes of a child whose school is now a foreign military post. Feel the horror of a young soldier who realizes that he is committing atrocities in an invading army sent to kill, not “help.” Feel the dignity of a Palestinian mother who refuses to accept occupation for her people's children, and the hope of an Indigenous Bolivian who fights for a new life in her land. And of course, the resistance to these attacks and the strength and humanity of those fighting back is reflected throughout the festival.

Special opening presentations will highlight each day, as well as guest presenters, art exhibits, and more. Admission is free, and food and refreshments will be available.

Mark the date on your calendars and take part in this one of a kind political and cinematic festival!

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