33rd World Community Film Festival – Feb 2nd & 3rd, 2024.
A Hybrid Festival (in-person or virtual).
Friday & Saturday night screenings at the Sid Williams Theatre. Tickets available in December.
Saturday screenings: 10 am – 5:45 pm at both the Sid and the Florence Filberg, Rotary Room.
Virtual Film Festival – Feb. 15 – 18th, 2024
On December 6, 1989, 14 young women at Montréal’s Ecole Polytechnique were systematically murdered solely because they were female. A group of Vancouver feminists set out to create Canada’s first national monument to name and remember the 14 women.
Marker of Change: The Story of the Women’s Monument documents a seven-year struggle to create “something loving, something permanent” for all women murdered by men. Violence against women continues to increase with Indigenous women and girls being the most vulnerable.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Moira Simpson, the film’s producers, and members of the Women’s Monument Committee.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free, with donations to the Comox Valley Transition Society gratefully accepted. The film is presented by World Community, the Comox Valley Transition Society, the Comox Valley Art Gallery, and the Women’s Monument Committee.
On Dec. 6, the transition society will host a vigil on the plaza of the Comox Valley Art Gallery from noon to 1 p.m.
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World Community Film Festival and Cumberland Museum and Archives are collaborating to host filmmakers, Lisa Molomot and Alison Mountz, for two screenings of their award-winning documentary, Safe Haven (80 min). The film exposes realities and myths of Canada as a refuge for war resisters.
The first screening will be held on Thursday, July 20th at 7 pm at the Stan Hagen
Theatre, North Island College.
On Friday, July 21 st the second screening will be held at
the Cumberland Museum and Archives. The museum has limited seating so it is on a ‘first come’ basis.
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