Now starting its twelfth successful season, OPEN CINEMA is dedicated to the innovative use of cinema as a tool for community engagement. Screenings of documentaries in café-style venues are followed by open forum discussion with invited guests. Live events are amplified using virtual engagement and streaming tools, creating a hybrid cinema experience to Connect the Docs! OPEN CINEMA is a program of MediaNet in Victoria, BC.

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JOIN US AT MADRONA FARM ON SEPT 7, 2014!

Please join us to celebrate the start of the harvest season at the 7th annual CHEF SURVIVAL CHALLENGE on Sunday September 7, 2014.

Music, food, Adrenaline Zipline, kids tent, fun and games for the whole family!

Buy your tickets HERE and 50% supports OPEN CINEMA Season 12!

Please support your local chefs, farmers, foodies and filmmakers! See you at the farm!

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