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Regenerative Coffee Farming and Mayan Resilience in Guatemala
Regenerative Coffee Farming and Mayan Resilience in Guatemala

Mayan farmers are at the forefront of the struggle for environmental justice in Guatemala. Meet Neydi Juracan, National Coordinator of Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA), and hear about the CCDA’s work to protect the land using fair trade coffee as a tool for...

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: One of Ours

Film Screening: One of Ours

Black and Indigenous identity issues are the focus of the powerfully intimate documentary, One of Ours (88 min) being co-presented by World Community and the Immigrant Welcome Centre. The film won a Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs and will be available online at any...

Film Screening – Los Hermanos: The Brothers

Film Screening – Los Hermanos: The Brothers

Take a musical trip to Cuba with World Community’s next film series offering, Los Hermanos: The Brothers available online anytime from September 10 – 12. CLICK HERE for film trailer & link to purchase tickets ($10/ individual, $16/ household, $8/ limited income....

Film Series: March 26 – 28

Film Series: March 26 – 28

Mental Ilness was affecting 1 in 5 Canadians even before Covid 19 increased those numbers.  The new documentary, Orchestrating Change (85 min) tells the inspiring story of the Me2/Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental...

Rethinking Women’s Rights

Rethinking Women’s Rights

What influence did Indigenous women have on the women’s rights movement? Learn about this hidden history and celebrate International Women’s Day with World Community’s film screenings, available any time from March 6 – 8.  CLICK HERE to PRE-ORDER TICKETS. Without a...

Black History Month Film Screenings

Black History Month Film Screenings

To celebrate Black History Month, we're screening several films online - available any time over the weekend of Feb. 26 - 28. CLICK HERE to PRE-ORDER TICKETS & watch trailers. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this history both in Canada and the US....

FILM SCREENING: I AM GRETA – JAN. 15-19TH

FILM SCREENING: I AM GRETA – JAN. 15-19TH

** Click Here to Pre-Order Tickets (Individual $10, Household $16, Low Income & Students $6) (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...

Film Screening: River City Drumbeat. Dec 26-29

Film Screening: River City Drumbeat. Dec 26-29

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...

Hurricane Relief: Nicaraguan Coffee Co-ops

Hurricane Relief: Nicaraguan Coffee Co-ops

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...

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...

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...