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Jennifer Graham, local fashion designer, Salts Clothing

Back to the Future. It's my growing up classic, the movie we watched all the time as kids. Also I love 1950's style in fashion and the furniture. Who wouldn't want to travel time?

Amelie. I love the way this film is shot. It's about finding love firstly but then also about serendipity and seeing the beauty in your everyday surroundings. I find it so uplifting. As a fashion designer I find this movie visually stunning.

Slumdog Millionaire. Everything about this movie is amazing from the story to the actors to the music.  India always has a special place in my heart.

Kirsty Grant, visitor services coordinator, Cowichan Regional Visitors Centre

Mama Mia. I love the energizing fun Abba music and real life issues. It truly makes me want to book a vacation to Greece.

The Sound of Music. This is one of my favorites since childhood. I know the lyrics off by heart.

Mr. Poppers Penguins. This is a very silly, funny and fun film. It gets lots of laughs.

Pema Wangchen, development coordinator, Cowichan Intercultural Society

Lord of the Rings. I loved the imagination, creativity and fantasy. To accomplish this movie, an incredible amount of skills, expertise, and technical knowledge came together to create all the elements of sight, sound, characters and costumes. It clearly expresses the possibilities of modern human creativity.

Superman. As a kid, my biggest admiration was Superman’s super-power. I loved that he would be there to save others and work for all humanity. When I was a kid I dreamed of having supernatural powers to help others and be amazing. I am still impressed Superman was created by two high school students in the 1930s.

Xi You Ji (XiYouJi, Journey to the West, in English) is an extended account of the legendary pilgrimage of the Buddhist monk, Xuanzang, who traveled to India to obtain sacred texts (sūtras) and returned after many trials and much suffering. This film is based on a true story, though it is expressed through imagination, creativity, legendary characters, and their amazing deeds. XiYouJi is an artistic historical story that enables viewers to appreciate Xuanzang’s epic journey.

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