Film festival screens thought-provoking docs

The Cowichan Valley Film Society presents its fourth annual Travelling World Community Film Festival on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3.

Film lovers, listen up.

The Cowichan Valley Film Society presents its fourth annual Travelling World Community Film Festival on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3.

“There is a fantastic line-up of 27 thought-provoking documentaries this year, many of them award winners at international film festivals,” said spokesperson Penny Lehan.

Some of the timely topics include “hemp as a sustainable building material, the amazing Salish Sea, decommissioning U.S. dams to restore rivers, the importance of seed saving, and the healing power of music,” she added.

The festival takes place at Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan Campus, with screening of films in four state-of-the-art classrooms on the Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and on the Saturday from 1-9:30 p.m.

You won’t want to leave and the concession is ready for that, offering home-made organic baked goods and soups, locally picked fruit and coffee and tea.

Organizers suggest that if you plan a full day of movie-watching, consider bringing a small cushion to ensure your comfort.

Festival tickets are $10 each for a full festival bracelet and will be available at the door from 6 p.m. Friday and throughout the festival.

For descriptions of the films, a screening schedule, and other details visit

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