Traveling World Community Film Festival returns to Grand Forks

No Boundaries film club will is presenting the Travelling World Community Film Festival for the seventh year.

On Feb. 24, 25, and 26 the No Boundaries film club will be presenting, for the seventh year, the Traveling World Community Film Festival.

This is a festival that celebrates the art of the documentary film.

The World Community Film Festival is British Columbia’s longest-running social issues film festival.

The World Community Development Education Society, based in Courtenay, B.C., has been holding the festival in the Comox Valley since 1990.

Included in this year’s fare are a variety of films that cover cautionary tales (SpOil, winner  of Best Environmental film, Vancouver International Film Festival, Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood, the double meaning is intended) tales of hope and empowerment through action (Just Do It, Play Again, Happy) different perspectives on agriculture (Permaculture: The Growing Edge, Urban Roots) inspiring films (Rainforest, Clean Bin Project) and a film by one-time local Nik Green on the relevance of unions and labour activism in Cape Breton (Rebuild). Green will also be available for questions and discussion.

Oh and what documentary film fest would be complete without something by Velcrow Ripper (Occupy Love).

These are but a few of the 17 films that will be shown at the Grand Forks Secondary School auditorium beginning 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24.

A festival pass is a paltry $20, unchanged since the beginning.

For students and low income the pass will cost $10. The cost per session (i.e. morning, afternoon, or evening) is $5 and for students and low income, $3.

Tickets are available only at the door.

One point this festival has made clear to me is that all people share core values and that despite geography, ethnicity, or social stature, we are far more alike than different. Once again the Boundary Peace Initiative will be providing some of the world’s finest borscht and other delights to tantalize the palate.

These meals will be served in the multi-purpose room, adjacent to the auditorium, providing a setting for those enjoying the great food to share opinions about the films they just watched.

No Boundaries film club would like to thank those who have supported us by attending and being a part of the process of choosing films to show and to purchase for the library.

We would also like to thank the Boundary Peace Initiative for standing with us all these years.

All are welcome so bring a friend or two.

For more information or for the uncut film descriptions, contact Larry Hudema at, or go here.

– Submitted No Boundaries film club

Grand Forks Gazette