$8 (or for those with limited incomes $5).
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.
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.
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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