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Tickets 2008

$ 8 Individual Film Price
$ 15 Special Event Ticket - Special events include Lectures by Dr. Remen, Dr.Shlim and the opening reception.
$135 Festival All Inclusive Pass - The all inclusive pass include access to all films, panel presentations, speakers (Dr. Remen and Dr. Shlim), and the festival opening reception.
Festival All inclusive passes are available for purchase online.
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Something Special About Our Passes This Year This year's festival passes, the beautiful black woven bracelets with the word "illuminate" woven in gold cord, were created and made by the women of M Lap Tapang. Created to provide positive options for street children and meet the immediate needs of children at risk. Our Festival passes are not only environmentally "sustainable," but life "sustainable," benefitting directly the street children of Sihanoukville, and their future.

A Winter Feast for the Soul

Inspired by the words of 13th century poet and mystic Jelaluddin Rumi, A Winter Feast for the Soul was born in the Wood River Valley in 2007 as a 40 day commitment to spiritual practice. The organizations vision is to support people around the world in finding inner peace in their lives through the creation of a daily spiritual practice. "What nine months does for the embryo, forty early mornings will do for your growing awareness." -Rumi

War Dance

For the past twenty years, northern Uganda has been at war with a rebel force, the Lord's Resistance Army, and the country's children have been the greatest victims of the conflict. After two decades, there is little sign of peace on the horizon. But amongst the grief and violence, voices are heard-children's voices-singing strong without fear. They dance about their homeland; they dance about their future; they dance to be children...and they dance to win. In 2005, primary students from the Acholi tribe, living in the remote northern Uganda refugee camp of Patongo, won the regional music competition, which qualified them to participate and compete in the National Music Competition. WarDance follows the courageous efforts of Patongo's students as they pour their hearts into winning the year's music competition. The film also intimately follows the stories of three children, Rose, Nancy and Dominic, as they prepare for the competition and as they confide their individual hopes, fears and dreams. Community School Students to speak after screening. Generously sponsored by the students and staff of the Community School.

They Call Me Muslim

In popular Western imagination, a Muslim woman in a veil - or hijab - is a symbol of Islamic oppression. But what does it mean for women's freedom when a democratic country forbids the wearing of the veil? In 2004, the French government instituted an "anti-veil law," forbidding Muslim girls from wearing the hijab to school. In this provocative documentary, filmmaker Diana Ferrero portrays the struggle of two women - one in France and one in Iran - to express themselves freely. French, Farsi Subtitled

Soul Masters: Dr. Guo and Dr Sha

In China, it is said that Dr. Guo can cure the incurable. When his representative in the West, Dr. Sha, heals her ailing father, American filmmaker Sande Zeig follows him as he travels to China to visit his mentor, Dr. Guo. At Dr. Guo's clinic, she captures first-ever footage of breakthrough medical practices involving herbal medicine, fire massage, and self healing techniques. On the journey, she learns from these "Soul Masters" that everything has a soul, and the soul can heal. Sande Zeig, Filmmaker, Allan Chuck, Master Teacher, to speak at screening.

Saluting the Sun

This is a film about truth and deception. The film fragments deliberately encourage the viewer to pre-judge.only to realize at the end that all is not what it appears to be.

Rumi Returning

This is the story of a 13th century Muslim child who fled his home in Afghanistan as a refugee of war to become one of the planet's great voices for universal love and tolerance of all paths to God. Filmed on location amidst Turkey's architectural wonders, Rumi Returning brings the Islamic world of the Middle Ages to life through dramatic tableaus of dervishes in traditional dress accompanied by calls to worship and ecstatic Sufi music. The film explores why a line from Rumi's poetry should be our world's motto post 9-11. Cynthia Lukas and Kell Kearns, Co-producers, to speak at screening.