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Amnesty International film festival opens Friday in Nelson
Amnesty International in Nelson is planning their annual film festival on February 1 and 2.
According to local activist Anna Purcell, “These films are really interesting and inspiring without being too disheartening. For example, the film Umoja: No Men Allowed follows a group of Kenyan women who turn patriarchy on its head by starting their own village — with no men allowed. You will laugh and cheer with these women, even with the serious social critique.”
On Friday at 7:30 p.m. Umoja along with the film On The Line, which follows two men on a fact finding mission as they bike, hike, kayak and raft the beautiful route of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.
On the Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. see Big Boys Gone Bananas, a film that looks at the incredible lengths to which big corporations will go to protect their brand.
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. watch Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry about an internationally famous artist of the digital age who has been called China’s Andy Warhol. Also showing Saturday night is Grace, about a little girl’s struggle to get to school.
All films will be shown at the Shambhala Centre at Selkirk College. Tickets are available at Otter Books in Nelson for $10 per showing or all shows for $25.