(2020, 100 min.) This is the compelling story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, filmmaker Nathan Grossman follows Greta—a shy student with Asperger’s—in her rise to prominence and her galvanizing global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her extraordinary wind-powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City.
“Even more than describing her cause, the affecting “I Am Greta” introduces us to the person herself, digging deep into why she’s pushing herself so hard, to do what our planet’s adults apparently won’t.” Noel Murray, LA Times.
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Bring some joy into your holiday season with World Community’s film series screening of River City Drumbeat (95 min), online from Dec. 26 – Dec 29th.
The film is a reminder that there is kindness, compassion, and community in this world. This is a powerful story of music, love, and legacies set in the American South. Edward “Nardie” White devoted his life to leading the African-American drum corps he co-founded with Zambia Nkrumah in Louisville, Kentucky three decades ago. Together they inspired youth from their West Louisville neighborhood to thrive by connecting them with the art and cultural traditions of their African ancestors.
The drum corps is more than a music group. The kids learn to use tools to build and decorate their own drums. They are encouraged to keep up with their school work or to get extra help from volunteer tutors involved in the program. Albert Shumake, whose destiny was shaped by the drumline, takes up the mantle when Nardie prepares to retire. Meanwhile, student drummers Imani, Jailen, and Emily navigate adolescence and life changes. River City Drumbeat follows this creative community making their way in a world where systemic forces raise obstacles to fulfilling their dreams. Inspiring!
The storm hit just as this year’s harvest was beginning and farmers lost much of both their coffee and staple food crops. The damage comes as the coops are already reeling from a loss of coffee sales sparked by the Covid 19 pandemic and recent and ongoing social and economic instability in Nicaragua. We are concerned for the well-being of our Nicaraguan partners and have launched a campaign to enable the coffee farmers to purchase food to carry their families through to the next harvest. Please support the farmers of Pancasán and Dalia during this difficult time with a tax deductible donation.
For more on organic farmers see film below: Cooperativa (40 min. 2018)
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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