Film Series

Free Film: Beans – Wednesday April 20th, 7pm at NIC
Free Film: Beans – Wednesday April 20th, 7pm at NIC

World Community joins REEL Canada to present a free screening of Tracey Deer’s award-winning docu-drama, Beans (92 min), for National Canadian Film Day, Wednesday April 20th at 7pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay.

From July to September 1990, two Mohawk communities in Quebec — Kanehsatà:ke and Kahnawá:ke — were thrust into a resistance against the Sûreté du Québec, the RCMP, and the Canadian Armed Forces. Referred to in the media as the “Oka Crisis,” the three-month standoff captured the attention of the entire country as the communities protested the expansion of a golf course into a burial ground.

Set in the summer of 1990, the film tells the story of a 12-year-old Mohawk girl named Beans, a bright and promising student trying to find her place in her community.

Beans is a powerful coming-of-age drama from behind the protest lines. With its sensitive portrayal of internal and community conflicts gleaned from the filmmaker’s lived experience, it is garnering numerous awards and is poised to blaze a new trail for the next generation of Indigenous filmmakers.

The film is rated 14A (Accompaniment). Advisories: coarse language and some violence.

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....

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...