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- 9:00pm
Saturday March 16 2013


Marking a Decade of the War and Occupation in Iraq
Marking 12 years of the New Era of War & Occupation
Marking a Decade of Film Festival For Peace in Canada

*** Featuring special guest ALANIS OBOMSAWIN, distinguished Indigenous documentary filmmaker ***

Now is the time to mark your calendars for the 10th Annual International Film Festival 4 Peace!

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>> SATURDAY & SUNDAY March 16-17
Britannia Community Center Auditorium
1661 Napier Street at Commercial Drive

>> MONDAY March 18
Protest the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq!
U.S. Consulate
1075 West Pender, Downtown Vancouver
<2> Film Festival Closing Feature & Panel Discussion on the 10th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq
Joe's Cafe - Large North Hall
1150 Commercial Drive

In 2003, Iraq was invaded, occupied, brutalized and until today more than 1.5 million people have been killed as a consequence. In the same year millions of people around the world joined the struggle against this criminal and bloody war. MAWO’s first Film Festival for Peace was held in this year. A decade since the festival began, MAWO has screened hundreds of films documenting wars, occupations and the struggle of oppressed people for self-determination. By organizing the Film Festival for Peace, MAWO has joined this fight for a better world! Since the first MAWO Film Festival for Peace in December 2003, thousands of people have attended this one of a kind and free festival complete with films, special guest speakers, art exhibits and teach-ins.

At this year’s festival, MAWO is honoured to host distinguished filmmaker, educator and activist, Alanis Obomsawin. Alanis is from the Abenaki Indigenous Nation and currently lives in Quebec. For more than four decades, she has directed documentaries at the National Film Board of Canada that chronicle the struggles and realities of Indigenous people in Canada. In this period of time, she has made over 30 documentaries, including the award-winning “Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance” and most recently “The People of Kattawapiskak River” which will be screened at this year’s festival. A recipient of many awards and honours, Alanis will also be sharing with the audience her experience in documenting some of the most important events in the recent history of Canada. 

This year’s film festival, with a central focus on the world-wide struggle for peace, should not to be missed!


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*** Sponsored by:
Britannia Community Services Center -
Capilano University Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Program
The Source Newspaper -
Videomatica –

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