Ed Carswell

Film Screening: Tantura
Film Screening: Tantura

Weird Cinema Hosts Tantura Documentary to Mark 76 th Anniversary of the Nakba On Saturday, May 18 th at 7 pm, Weird Cinema at Weird Church in Cumberland will showcase a documentary that marks the anniversary of the Nakba, This Arabic term means “catastrophe”, and...

Marker of Change: The Story of the Women’s Monument
Marker of Change: The Story of the Women’s Monument

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. 

World Community AGM on Zoom – Tuesday November 7th at 7pm.

This will be a short meeting including the election of our board. New board members would be welcomed. Guest speakers Shams Alabhai and Tim Young from the Immigrant Welcome Centre will share a brief presentation about the work they do to assist new immigrants. To...

Deep Rising
Deep Rising

Director: Matthieu Rytz Narration: Jason Momoa
10:00 AM – 85 min

This exquisite environmental documentary is also a gripping tale of geopolitical, scientific, and corporate intrigue. It exposes the destructive machinations of a secretive organization, the International Seabed Authority (ISA), empowered to greenlight massive extraction of metals from the deep seafloor.

Not Your Model Minority

Not Your Model Minority

Filmmaker: Jon Osaki
11:50 AM – 31 min

Not Your Model Minority explores the myth and the intersections with past and present anti-Asian violence. The film reveals the ways the model minority myth has been used to create a wedge between communities of colour, while also examining opportunities to address systemic racism.

Manufacturing the Threat

Manufacturing the Threat

Filmmaker: Amy Miller
1:05 PM – 84 min

Manufacturing the Threat examines the issue of agent provocateurs and entrapment in Canada’s national security apparatus. This is an action-packed and emotional film which looks at a deeply disturbing episode in recent Canadian history, when an impoverished couple was coerced by undercover law enforcement agents into carrying
out a terrorist bombing in Victoria, BC.

Tsunami: 11th Relative

Tsunami: 11th Relative

Filmmaker: Pieter Romer
2:50 PM – 27 min

Learn about the rich history of tsunami resilience on the Pacific west coast, and how combining traditional Indigenous knowledge with ocean science can better prepare communities for the next “big one”.

Hebron Relocation

Hebron Relocation

Filmmaker: Holly Andersen
3:30 PM – 15 min 

In Hebron Relocation, Holly Andersen explores what makes a place a home as she learns more about her community’s connection to generations of displaced northern Labrador Inuit.

Film Screening: Being Michelle – Online Oct. 27 – 29th

Film Screening: Being Michelle – Online Oct. 27 – 29th

Imagine being deaf and being the defendant in a court case with no access to an interpreter. World Community’s film series continues with the award-winning documentary, Being Michelle (80 min). The film follows the astonishing journey of a deaf woman with autism who...

Film Screening: Unarchived – Wednesday Oct 4th – 7pm

Film Screening: Unarchived – Wednesday Oct 4th – 7pm

Whose stories are left out of historical archives? It has been said that history is written by the winners. World Community’s first film of the fall series, Unarchived (84 min) explores those left out of history in BC. All are welcome to watch this film together in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College, Courtenay on Wednesday, October 4 at 7 pm.

Film Screening: Safe Haven, July 20th and 21st.

Film Screening: Safe Haven, July 20th and 21st.

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.

Film Screening: To Which We Belong

Film Screening: To Which We Belong

Growing food has important impacts, either positive or negative, upon our planet and our climate. To Which We Belong (89 min), looks at the healthy benefits of holistic farming. This inspiring documentary screens Tuesday April 25th at 7pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College.

This film is only available for one ‘in person’ screening. Everyone is welcome. Admission is by donation. FMI: Janet (250) 334-1840

Film Series: Moving Day

Film Series: Moving Day

What would you do if you suddenly lost your housing? World Community’s next film, Moving Day, screens at 7pm, Thursday March 16 at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. Doors will open at 6:15pm to check out the displays from local groups working on these...

Dear Audrey – Thursday, December 1st -7pm

Dear Audrey – Thursday, December 1st -7pm

Dear Audrey (89 min.) is a new award-winning documentary about remarkable love that endures through all the challenges that Alzheimer’s can present.  World Community’s film series continues with this extraordinary film on Thursday, December 1st  at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay. Everyone is welcome. Admission is by donation.