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.

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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.

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

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.

World Community postpones March 24 screening: Assholes : A Theory

World Community postpones March 24 screening: Assholes : A Theory

As an action of social solidarity, World Community is postponing the screening of the popular
film, Assholes: A Theory which was scheduled for March 24th at the Stan Hagen Theatre,
North Island College. Please follow our World Community Facebook page to be notified about
rescheduling of this film and for news about films you may watch from home.
Our lending library of DVDs and BluRays previously screened at our film festival is located at
the Bayside Cafe and is available to members of our society. Memberships may be
purchased online ( www.worldcommunity.ca ) or at the Bayside Cafe on Cliffe Avenue, across
from the Driftwood Mall. FMI: 250 337 5412With venomous comments on social media and the rise of authoritarianism, the time has come for Assholes: A Theory — an entertaining and timely documentary from acclaimed director John Walker.

Some grapple with the challenge of treating other human beings decently. Others are just… assholes, claims Professor Aaron James in his New York Times bestselling book, Assholes: A Theory. This intellectually provocative film, inspired by James’s book, takes a playful approach to uncovering why unsavoury behaviour is on the rise in the workplace, in government, and at home, and more importantly, how do we stop it?

Lively commentary is provided by Monty Python actor John Cleese, former Canadian police officer Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk, Italian LGBTQ activist Vladimir Luxuria and others. Why do assholes thrive in certain environments? What explains their perverse appeal? And how do they keep getting elected?

Best Documentary Script, Writers Guild of Canada; Best Documentary, Nova Scotia Screen Awards

Film Rating: Parental Guidance/ Coarse Language, Nudity.  Admission by donation.   FMI: 250 337 5412

Film Screening: 2040, Tues. Feb. 11th,  7pm at NIC

Film Screening: 2040, Tues. Feb. 11th, 7pm at NIC

Film Screening: 2040, Tues. Feb. 11th, 7pm at NIC

The votes have been tallied from the recent World Community Film Festival. Audience pick for “Best of Fest” is the inspirational film “2040” which will be re-screened at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College.

Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to imagine what the world would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions to the climate crisis already available to us. What if we made these currently available practices into policies, shifting them into the mainstream, to improve our planet?

Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Gameau creates a positive vision of what the planet could look like in 2040 when his daughter will be 25. From micro-grid renewable energy now in full swing in Bangladesh, to farmers switching to regenerative agricultural methods, and marine permaculture, Gameau shows that in many cases, action is being led from the ground up. “Fact based dreaming,” is how he describes his filmmaking technique.

“This film inspires optimism about the better world we can create collectively by 2040 if we address Climate Change now” comments Helen Boyd, of the Comox Valley Nurses for Health & the Environment. This film is creating a real ‘buzz’ on the festival circuit and is inspiring people to action in their own communities.

Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome to attend; the 92 minute film is classified as “General – no advisories”. FMI: 250 337-5412 or visit the World Community facebook page.

Film Screening: Tues Jan. 21st – 7pm at NIC

THE SEQUEL - As we enter 2020, it’s a great time to imagine our collective future. Join World Community for the documentary, The Sequel, at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College. The film explores the work of environmental economist David Fleming and the vibrant Transition Movement his ideas inspired.

Around the world, people are developing the skills, will and resources necessary to re-imagine civilization, even in the event of an uncertain future. We encounter extraordinary projects and people such as renegade economist Kate Raworth, philosopher Roger Scruton, Gaian ecologist Stephan Harding and localization revolutionary Helena Norberg-Hodge.

These visionaries are cultivating a resilience not reliant on the impossible promise of eternal economic growth. Instead, they are developing diverse alternatives and rekindling hope in the creativity and intelligence of people to nurse our communities and ecology back to health.

Everyone is welcome. Admission by donation   FMI: 250 337 5412