Inspiring people to be the change they want to see in the world was the goal of the fourth annual Marda Loop Film Festival this weekend.

And founder and director Jenny Krabbe thinks about 2,700 Calgarians left the film festival inspired this year after a successful event.

“I think these are important issues and Calgary is a global city. I think sometimes it’s good to open the eyes of people and let them see what other less fortunate people’s lives are like,” Krabble said.

Krabble thanked the sponsors for making it possible to offer the event free this year.

“I think it’s great that we can offer this to people at no cost so there are no barriers in deciding if they were going to come. It’s been on par for last year’s attendance.”

Elizabeth Bowerman was attracted to the event for the movie Addicted to Plastic, but thinks the whole event is an educational experience.

“I think these issues are a part of society and I find it really interesting,” she said.

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