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Carolina Film & Video Festival Puts Indie Films on Big Screen

Our university’s Carolina Film and Video Festival, the oldest student-run festival in North Carolina, will return Feb. 24-27. It will feature more than 30 feature length and short films from emerging and independent filmmakers.

All films will be shown in EUC Auditorium.

A highlight of this year’s festival is a 7 p.m. screening of “Sons of Lwala,” a documentary that follows the journey of Kenyan brothers Milton and Fred Ochieng’ to become doctors and open a health clinic in their village.

The documentary, winner of three awards from the Nashville Film Festival, including the “Human Spirit” award and the audience award “Best Documentary,” will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 24. Tickets for “Sons of Lwala” are $7 for UNCG students and $10 for the general public. Tickets for the documentary – and all other ticketed events – may be purchased at the Box Office at 4-4849.

The festival will continue with a diverse lineup of films shown at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 25-26, including documentaries, animated films and short films. Those showings are $5 for UNCG students and $6 for the public.

Daytime events, including several workshops on filmmaking, are free and open to the public.

For a full lineup of films and events, visit http://www.cfvf.blogspot.com or call 4-4197.