WATERVILLE — A weekend-long film festival celebrating different perspectives on the world is being organized by a group of Colby College students and their professor.

The inaugural Points of View Film Festival is April 25-28 at Colby College and Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville, according to a news release from the college about the event. The festival is free and open to the public.

“Film can so easily help us see the world through different eyes,” said Joe Clark, assistant professor of American studies at the college. Clark, who is currently teaching the college’s first class on film festivals, said that he had students watch about 100 films and narrowed the selection before deciding on 20 to show that fit their theme.

The festival includes five feature-length films and a series of short ones. Features include “War Witch,” a Canadian film about a female child soldier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and “Shut Up and Play the Hits,” a documentary about the last performance of the band LCD Soundsystem, according to the festival website.

Also showing will be “The Invisible Collection,” a film about a young man who travels to Brazil in search of a rare art collection. Director Bernard Attal will be on hand to lead a panel discussion at Colby’s Given Auditorium in the Bixler Art and Music Center, according to the press release.

Colby is a sponsor of the annual Maine International Film Festival and periodically hosts film screenings, but this is the first student-run festival, said Clark.

More information about the festival is available at www.pointsofviewfest.com.

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