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What Rafiki may be lacking in narrative originality, it makes up for visually, with dynamic and colourful scenes of street life in a bustling neighborhood on the outskirts of Nairobi. When the two daughters of opposing political candidates meet and…

Director Jafar Panahi is now eight years into the 20 year travel ban imposed on him by the Iranian government, after he was accused of creating propaganda against his country’s regime. In spite of the legal risks, Panahi has continued…

THE OTHER RIO a film by Émilie B. Guérette – TRAILER from Les Films du 3 mars on Vimeo. While the a lavish celebration of the 2016 Summer Olympics was occurring in Rio de Janeiro, a community of people made…

Victoria Film Festival 2019 Coverage!   The Victoria Film Festival in its 25th year is running from February 1-10 and CFUV will be there for it! Follow along here as our festival correspondent Amy Anderson covers films and interviews.  This…

I was incredibly excited for this film, because of its unique storyline and the larger significance of it being the first feature length film spoken entirely in the Haida dialects. SGaawaay K’uuna (English translation: Edge of the Knife) is set…

The reason that international films tend to really move me, is their unique ability to provide a window into a part of the world that I’ve never seen before. I feel privileged as a viewer to observe these small moments,…

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