33rd World Community Film Festival – Feb 2nd & 3rd, 2024.
A Hybrid Festival (both in-person & virtual).
Friday & Saturday night screenings at the Sid Williams Theatre. All-day, in-person screenings at both the Sid and the Florence Filberg, Rotary Room. Delicious food available all day in the Evergreen Lounge. Dinner Saturday night at the Upper Native Sons Hall.
The World Community Virtual Film Festival will commence later in February.
Friday, February 2 – 730pm – Sid Williams Theatre
A Crack In The Mountain is a feature length documentary film which tells the story of the world’s largest cave. Hang Son Doong which translates as “mountain river cave”, is located in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province in Vietnam. The national park is also a UNESCO world heritage site. First found in 1990 by a local farmer, it wasn’t explored until 2009 when a British expedition team rigged ropes and descended down. Many people have described Son Doong as a lost world. It has its own lake, jungle and even a unique weather system.
In 2014 plans were announced to build a cable car into Son Doong. With many arguing that this would destroy the cave’s delicate eco-system and the local community divided over the benefits this development would bring, the film follows those caught up in the unfolding events.
Saturday, February 3 – 8pm – Sid Williams Theatre
From the filmmakers of ‘Kiss the Ground’ (Netflix) comes the follow-up documentary ‘Common Ground’, winner of the Tribeca Film Festival.
Common Ground is an important new documentary film featuring Laura Dern, Jason Momoa, Woody Harrelson, Ian Somerhalder, Donald Glover, Rosario Dawson, Mark Hyman, Gabe Brown, and many others. Directed by Josh and Rebecca Tickell, Common Ground provides hope for future generations with concrete ways to fix a broken planetary system. The film explores how regenerative agriculture can help heal the soil, our health and the planet.