The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the World Community Film Festival

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      The World Community Film Festival, which is B.C.’s largest social justice film festival, takes place at Langara College (100 West 49th Avenue) from February 15 to 17. The festival features documentary films that target social justice, environmental, indigenous, agriculture, sustainability, and activism issues around the world.

      This year’s festival will kick off with an opening lecture by sustainability researcher Michael Lewis on strengthening resilience close to home. The lecture will be followed by a double bill: Maestra, the story of Cuban women and literacy, and Bidder 70, which looks at how one person can change the world.

      Amongst the 40 films shown at the festival, Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth, which explores the end of the Mayan calendar through the points of view of six young Maya, as well as 5 Broken Cameras, which has been nominated for a 2013 Academy Award, will be featured.

      Tickets, which start at $15 can be purchased online in advance.