A Great Lineup of Social Justice Films!
For the 11th year CoDev is thrilled to be hosting the Vancouver stop of the World Community Film Festival on Feb 10-12, 2012 at Langara College. This unique festival of amazing documentaries is curated by one of our Canadian Partners, the World Community Development Education Society in Courtenay, and is BC’s largest social justice film festival.
The festival’s mandate is to gather Vancouver’s diverse social justice community to a festival that allows for reflection, provides a forum for discussion and prompts participants to action. While the issues are often difficult, we feel it is important to provide tools and ideas for solutions.
The films at the festival act as tools for awareness, analysis, action and collaboration. They allow us to gain an understanding of others’ perspectives, explore new ideas and engage in conversations. We hope these films will spark dialogue within your communities and provide possibilities to get involved, or to deepen our involvement, with issues that matter to you.
What’s great about the 2012 festival?
- Two days packed with great films
- An opening lecture with Richard Heinberg, author of The End of Growth
- A Sat night film that’s Louder Than a Bomb
- One of our Latin American partners – Berenice Celeyta/NOMADESC – is the feature of the film Defensora
- A very affordable weekend pass for $35 + many types of discounts
- If you’re interested in a particular issue we’ve listed our films by theme
- After watching a film you can find out how to get involved by visiting the social justice bazaar where many local organizations will have information tables
- We have a number of filmmakers joining us for the festival including David Lavallee, the director of White Water Black Gold, Faroe Des Roche from The Pipedreams Project, Richard Boyce, the director of Rainforest, and Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer from The Clean Bin Project.
- Our supporters! In addition to those of you who support us by attending this great festival we couldn’t do it without the support of our hosts at Langara and these other wonderful organizations: Amnesty International Canada; BCGEU; BCTF; CCEC Credit Union; Co-op Radio; CUPE BC; Georgia Straight; HEU; HSA; PSAC-BC; Ten Thousand Villages; The Tyee; and the VDLC!
Please join us and bring your friends to #codevff!
We’ve been doing this for over ten years but it’s our first year with a #hashtag!