Reel Change Film Festival Urges Community to Think Critically

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The Reel Change Film Festival is happening in downtown Harrisonburg.

The event aims to bring in films throughout the week that will have an impact locally on issues ranging from music to GMO's in food.

Shaun Wright, the director of the event, said the goal is to get people to think critically and even challenge their opinions on things going on in our community.

After the showings, there will be panels with the filmmakers. Wright said, this allows the community to ask questions and join the conversation.

This year, there was an additional opportunity for high school and college students to make films for a special airing on Saturday.

Annie Horner, one student filmmaker, hopes her film will make a change in the community.

"We want to bring about the way people see the world by giving them a broader perspective. Allowing them to see stories they might not otherwise encounter. And, maybe even inspiring them to get involved in these different topics," said Horner.

Wright said they usually have about 120 people show up a night.


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