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RPCV Films, Inc (RFI), a non-profit group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, is organizing an annual RPCV Film Festival to be held this October in Washington, D.C.

RPCV Films, Inc (RFI), a non-profit group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, is  organizing an annual RPCV Film Festival to be held this October in Washington, D.C.

Festival organizers plan to screen films selected on the basis of their content and artistic merit, regardless of whether they had been shown at other film festivals, or when they were made.

RPCV Films, Inc (RFI), a non-profit group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, is organizing an annual RPCV Film Festival to be held this October in Washington, D.C.

RPCV Films, Inc (RFI), a non-profit group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, is organizing an annual RPCV Film Festival to be held this October in Washington, D.C. RFI will screen films made by serving PCVs as well as films that reflect the Peace Corps ideals of exploring and celebrating cultures, transcending social barriers, and giving of oneself in the service of peace and progress.

This would be a festival of Peace Corps idealism.

Further details are available at http://www.rpcvfilms.com.

Festival organizers plan to screen films selected on the basis of their content and artistic merit, regardless of whether they had been shown at other film festivals, or when they were made.

The group will not restrict entries to returned or serving Peace Corps volunteers, either. The content would be the key, not the makers.

So, would RPCV Taylor Hackfordís film Ray qualify? Of course, it would. It celebrates art, it celebrates human spirit, it takes you into the subculture of jazz musicians, and, above all, it honors Ray Charles.

RFI board members include Helen Haugsnes (Paraguay, 96-98), who was the organizer of the first such RPCV film festival held at National Peace Corps Associationís 25th anniversary conference in Chicago in August 2004.

The organizers hope to make the RPCV Film Festival a part of the Washington cultural scene. The intent is to celebrate the spirit of Peace Corps captured on film and video. The group plans to operate in a way similar to the efforts of Peace Corps Writers and Readers, and intends to collaborate with other organizations.

Other board members are: Usama Khalidi (Oman 1981-83); Ken Hawkins (Oman 1979-82); Doane Perry (Uganda 1966-69); Gary Keeler (Oman 1981-83) and Chris George (Oman 1977-79).

Filmmakers may send inquiries to Query@RPCVFilms.com, and comments to
RPCVFF@RPCVFILMS.com.





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