Film Screening: Under Thin Ice – Nov 27-29

Film Screening: Under Thin Ice – Nov 27-29

Swim with polar bears and whales in the arctic! Or watch from the comfort of your home as the experts do it in the beautiful film Under Thin Ice (88 min). World Community’s online film series continues all weekend from 6 pm Friday Nov. 27 through Sunday Nov. 29 midnight.

Under Thin Ice follows extreme divers and cinematographers—Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr—on a daring Arctic expedition to see how wildlife is adjusting to changes in their habitat as a result of global warming. But things don’t go exactly as expected, and as the duo travel in search of animals, they experience first-hand the repercussions of rapid climate change. Documenting their journey in stunning 4K as they migrate from Canada’s Arctic to Greenland and back, the breathtaking adventure begins on the breaking ice floes of Nunavut where Jill and Mario join belugas and narwhals on a spectacular dive in the open ocean. It’s a passionate and awe-inspiring testament to the splendour of wildlife at risk.

Click HERE to Purchase Tickets ($8 or $5 for low income)

For technical questions there is a “Need Help?” button in the top right of the Eventive website.

For more Info CLICK HERE

We are using a platform called Eventive. When purchasing a ticket you will be asked to log in with your preferred username and password. You can watch the film anytime during the 3 days. The film can also be partly viewed and then resumed later within that 3 days. Please consider a donation if you plan to share the film with multiple viewers in your household.

Technical details: Supported browsers are Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, or Microsoft Edge. The Explorer browser is not supported. You will also need Windows 7 or later or macOS 10.12 or later. For more technical info go to the “Need Help” button on the Eventive website or CLICK HERE for a FAQ page or Email: carswellfilm@gmail.com

Film Screening: Jimmy Carter, Rock & Roll President

Film Screening: Jimmy Carter, Rock & Roll President

World Community’s film series continues November 6 - 8 with the new uplifting film Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President (96 min) screening online into the comfort of your home.

Programmer Wayne Bradley comments “This music-filled documentary is a much-needed antidote to the cynical power politics we are watching in the current US presidential election.” This is a reminder that power does not always corrupt, decency may prevail, and music can bridge generational, economic and racial divides.

When the USA hit rock bottom in the mid 1970s after years of war, scandal, and corruption, the nation turned to a Georgia peanut farmer to become their president. Jimmy Carter was a Democrat, a devout Christian, a man of impeccable integrity who believed passionately in racial equality. He was also a music fan. June Carter Cash claimed to be a cousin; Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan would become firm friends, and without the support of the Allman Brothers, his campaign may never have gotten off the ground.

Seemingly tireless even in his nineties, the former President speaks knowledgeably about gospel, jazz, and rock ’n’ roll, while Garth Brooks, Bono, Rosanne Cash, Gregg Allman and Dylan suggest the admiration is mutual. Featuring rare archival performances from Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Dizzy Gillespie and others, this is a nostalgic treat for Boomers. And for younger viewers, it offers a fascinating glimpse of a very different era in the American experiment.

The film will be available to watch online, all weekend starting at 6 pm on Friday, November 6 and continuing until midnight on Sunday November 8.

**Click Here to Buy Tickets**

$8 (or for those with limited incomes $5).
For more information: Ed (250 897-0525)

World Community Annual General Meeting

World Community Annual General Meeting

Save the date for World Community’s Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Thursday October 29th at 7 pm.

Join us for a sneak peak on plans for our 30th World Community Film Festival and a video report from the farmers in Nicaragua who grow our delicious World Community coffee. We’re looking forward to hearing how they are doing during the pandemic. Click here to join the Zoom meeting. 

 

Film Screening – The Great Disconnect

Film Screening – The Great Disconnect

World Community resumes our film series with The Great Disconnect
(one hour), available to stream on Tues. Oct. 20th at 6pm and
continuing to be available through midnight on Wed. Oct. 21. Link to the film: https://xerb.tv/channel/worldcommunityca/virtual-events

Even before Covid 19 emerged, many people were isolating from one another, and because of this, facing another kind of health crisis that affects all of us. This timely documentary invites us to reflect on the importance of relationships we have with those around us. Join wellness expert Tamer Soliman as he journeys through North American cities to meet with local citizens, and leading authorities on social, economic, and urban planning to discover the factors that have profound and lasting impacts, not only on our health, but the health of the communities in which we live.
A pre-recorded panel discussion featuring Nancy Gothard and Helen Boyd will also be available to watch after the screening. Gothard, Courtenay City Planner, will offer ideas to consider as citizens provide neighbourhood-scaled input into revisions for Courtenay’s climate-friendly Official Community Plan in late October and early November. Helen Boyd of Comox Valley Nurses for Health and the Environment will add reflections about the film and the issues it raises.
Tickets are $8 per household (or $5 for subsidized tickets) Proceeds from World Community online screenings are shared with the filmmakers who continue to make films we all enjoy.