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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
Tuning the Brain with Music, a new life-affirming documentary, highlights the creative encounter between music and neuroscience by featuring the moving stories of people whose mental health and lives have been saved by music. Award-winning director Isabelle Raynauld spent five years investigating the influence music has on the brain. The film screens Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. The healing powers of music on the brain are finally being recognized. This film allows us to discover cutting-edge research in musical neuroscience through the stories of people for whom music has succeeded where other therapies have not. The film alternates between neuroscientific research, music therapists in session and the touching personal stories.
The human stories at the heart of the film are many and varied: premature babies in intensive care units appeased by music therapy sessions; Canadian veterans suffering from post- traumatic stress who have been saved from suicide by music; autistic girls who have formed a band; survivors of cancer and stroke for whom music has been an integral part of their healing protocol; and at-risk youth for whom music is their lifeline. Director Raynauld also introduces us to some of the world’s leading researchers in neuroscience in order to better understand what is actually happening in the brain. As she says, “The other aspect that attracted me to this subject was the obvious but still unexplained powerful healing powers of music on the mental health and overall well being of people…. Their amazing and moving life stories have changed mine forever.”
Watch Trailer below - Admission by donation. FMI 250-337-5412
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.
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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