Film Screening – Los Hermanos: The Brothers

Film Screening – Los Hermanos: The Brothers

Take a musical trip to Cuba with World Community’s next film series offering, Los Hermanos: The Brothers available online anytime from September 10 – 12.

CLICK HERE for film trailer & link to purchase tickets ($10/ individual, $16/ household, $8/ limited income.

Virtuoso Afro-Cuban-born brothers—violinist Ilmar and pianist and composer Aldo—live on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half-century wide. Tracking their parallel lives in New York and Havana, their poignant reunion, and their momentous first performances together, Los Hermanos/The Brothers offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. Featuring an electrifying, genre bending score, composed by Aldo López-Gavilán, performed with his brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet.

This screening is co-sponsored by the Immigrant Welcome Centre with funding from the province of BC.

Save the date for the next film September 24 – 26.

World Community is seeking expressions of interest for a Part-Time Fair Trade Sales Contractor position. The successful applicant will be the key organizer for our Fair Trade social enterprise.

Duties include:
• distribution of coffee and other goods to retailers and other customers
• ensuring that coffee vendors have enough product on hand
• anticipating amounts needed and ordering coffee from the roaster
• confirming coffee bagging requirements each week with bagging team leaders
• receiving payments from some customers and keeping records
• communicating regularly with customers and within World Community in ways that are
consistent with World Community values
Hours of work are flexible, averaging approximately 12 -15 hours per week based upon
fluctuating demand.
Compensation is $19 / hour plus reimbursement for mileage and out of pocket expenses.
Training will be provided

Qualifications:
• ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
• ability to handle unpredictable work flow
• ability to handle detailed work (including basic math)
• physical ability to lift
• own transportation and driver’s license required
• own computer and basic computer skills required
Preference will be given to:
• individuals with experience in marketing, retail, wholesale, inventory control; or with
other related experience; or with transferable skills
• individuals who are familiar with World Community Development Education Society

If interested, please apply to Lia Pesklevits at liap@telus.net by May 12.
Individuals who are short-listed will be contacted to arrange for an interview.

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We sell fairly traded, organic coffee, tea, chocolate, hot chocolate, cocao, olive oil, spices & more.

We are particularly proud of our ongoing relationship with our coffee growers in Pancasan and Dalia, near Matagalpa, Nicaragua. These producers get a guaranteed price above the world market price, freeing them from the risks of its fluctuations. Not only is this coffee superb, the gourmet Arabica beans are freshly roasted in small batches each week at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs, B.C.

Film Series: March 26 – 28

Film Series: March 26 – 28

Mental Ilness was affecting 1 in 5 Canadians even before Covid 19 increased those numbers.  The new documentary, Orchestrating Change (85 min) tells the inspiring story of the Me2/Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental illness and those who support them. 

The orchestra’s mission is to erase the stigmatization of people living with mental illness through the creation of beautiful music, community, compassion and understanding…one concert at a time. Most importantly, it is changing the lives of the musicians and audiences in ways they never imagined.

With compelling characters, animation, even humour, Orchestrating Change addresses many of the myths about mental illness by showing what living with a mental illness is really like—with both setbacks and accomplishments. The film challenges audiences to reconsider their preconceived notions about mental illness. For those living with a diagnosis, it is empowering.

The film culminates in an extraordinary concert that is a triumph for Me2/Orchestra’s conductor and co-founder, Ronald Braunstein, who lives with bipolar disorder and thought he might never conduct again, and for the musicians, their families and the audience.

 

CLICK HERE to PRE-ORDER TICKETS  ($10/ individual,  $16/ household, $8 limited income)

Rethinking Women’s Rights

Rethinking Women’s Rights

What influence did Indigenous women have on the women’s rights movement? Learn about this hidden history and celebrate International Women’s Day with World Community’s film screenings, available any time from March 6 – 8.  CLICK HERE to PRE-ORDER TICKETS.

Without a Whisper – Konnon:Kwe  (27 min) corrects the historical narrative about women’s rights in North America. Before the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls in 1848, European colonial women lacked even the most basic rights, while Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) women had a potent political and spiritual voice and authority in all aspects of their lives. The contact that the early suffragists had with Haudenosaunee women in New York state shaped their thinking and had a vital impact on their struggle for equality that is taken for granted today.

On the Canadian side of the border, the clan mothers continue to set the rules for the Iroquois Confederacy of the Six Nations Grand River Reserve.  Six Miles Deep (43 min) offers a portrait of the clan mothers who led their community in an historic blockade to protect their land from a housing development within their traditional territories in 2006. When the community’s chiefs ask people to abandon the barricades, it is the clan mothers who overrule them, leading a cultural reawakening in their traditionally matriarchal community. That dispute continues with a court case slated for 2022.

Both films are available for one price: $10 /individual, $16/ household, $8/ limited income.