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1720 Beaufort Avenue
Comox, British Columbia V9M 1R7 Canada

January 2020

NFB Film Series: Wall

January 14, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Comox Library, 1720 Beaufort Avenue
Comox, British Columbia V9M 1R7 Canada
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Cam Christiansen 2017 | 82 min 31 s WALL is a feature-length animated film written by and starring playwright and two-time Academy Award® nominee for screenwriting (The Hours, The Reader) David Hare, whom The Washington Post referred to as “the premiere political dramatist writing in English.” Hare’s body of work spans 35 years and deftly explores socio-political issues at home and abroad. The 80-minute film follows Hare on a trip to the Middle East to examine the impact the wall…

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February 2020

NFB Film Series: High Wire

February 11, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Comox Library, 1720 Beaufort Avenue
Comox, British Columbia V9M 1R7 Canada
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Claude Guilmain 2019 | 82 mins (In English and French with English subtitles) In March 2003, the United States and a coalition of allies invaded Iraq, in the name of democracy and to avenge the attacks of September 11, 2001. This illegal intervention caused the downfall of Saddam Hussein, led to chaos in the region, and opened a Pandora’s box of evils whose disastrous consequences are still being felt throughout the Middle East. Canada declined to follow the Bush administration…

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NFB Film Series: Animated Shorts

February 25, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Comox Library, 1720 Beaufort Avenue
Comox, British Columbia V9M 1R7 Canada
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Please note: This is a program of animated shorts targeted at adults. Children are welcome to attend with an adult, but parents should know that these are not films made for children. I’m OK ELIZABETH HOBBS | 2018 | 6 MIN (NO DIALOGUE) It’s 1915, and when Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka’s tempestuous love affair with Alma Mahler ends dramatically, he volunteers to fight in the First World War. This animated film explores Kokoschka’s frame of mind following his heartbreak and…

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March 2020

NFB Film Series: What Walaa Wants

March 10, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Comox Library, 1720 Beaufort Avenue
Comox, British Columbia V9M 1R7 Canada
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CHRISTY GARLAND | 2018 | 89 MIN 24 S (IN ARABIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES) Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank while her mother was in prison, Walaa dreams of becoming a policewoman in the Palestinian Security Forces (PSF). Despite discouragement from her family, even her beloved brother Mohammed, Walaa applies and gets in. But her own rebellious behaviour and complicated relationship with her mother are challenging, as are the circumstances under which she lives. Following Walaa from…

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