Join us for Opening Night, featuring TED2011 speaker John Hunter

PCFF 2012 is a month away, and we’ve just launched our 2012 schedule.  We’re so excited about the diverse group of films and speakers we’ll be showcasing.

On Opening Night (April 17th) we’re featuring the award-winning film, World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements, featuring TED2011 speaker, John Hunter.  World Peace interweaves the story of John, a school teacher from Virginia with his student’s participation in a game he created called the World Peace Game.  The game triggers an eight week transformation of the children from students on a neighbourhood public school to citizens of the world, by exposing them to complex issues of the greater geo-political environment.  The film reveals how a wise, loving teacher can unleash students’ full potential.

We’re honoured to welcome John Hunter and his producing partner Chris Farina to speak to the audience following the film.  Chris will discuss the process of producing the film, while John will comment on the key issues facing educators and students today.  Given the current educational climate in BC, John’s inspirational message of hope and the power of education and mentorship for young people could not be more timely.

Watch John Hunter’s TED Talk here  and learn more about the World Peace Game here.

We hope you’ll join us following John’s talk at the Opening Night Gala in the Woodward’s Atrium for our Opening Night Gala.  Check the website for ticket info soon!

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