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 7pm.
In community archives across British Columbia, local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history. Through a collage of personal interviews, archival footage and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs. History is what we all make of it.
Programmer Janet Fairbanks notes “This is a rich film which includes stories about the South Asian community in Paldi, near Duncan which I was not aware of”. Local history from Cumberland, LGBTQ+ stories and moving Indigenous stories are also shared. As Kwakwaka’wakw artist Lou-ann Neel says “The time of reckoning has come.”
Admission is by donation.
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.
An hour-long documentary about the remarkable life of a tea grower from northeast India, his love of nature and the world’s first “Elephant-Friendly” certified tea! Wednesday, May 10th at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay
Growing food has important impacts, either positive or negative, upon our planet and our climate. To Which We Belong (89 min), looks at the healthy benefits of holistic farming. This inspiring documentary screens Tuesday April 25th at 7pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College.
This film is only available for one ‘in person’ screening. Everyone is welcome. Admission is by donation. FMI: Janet (250) 334-1840
What would you do if you suddenly lost your housing? World Community’s next film, Moving Day, screens at 7pm, Thursday March 16 at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. Doors will open at 6:15pm to check out the displays from local groups working on these...
As BC continues to lose an average of six people each day to the toxic drug poisoning crisis, what is the current situation in the Comox Valley? How can we get past stigma to respond with compassion?
Join World Community and partner groups on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, for an evening of film followed by a panel of Comox Valley advocates and agencies to learn about our local situation.
Join World Community and the Comox Valley Hospice Society for a screening of the uplifting film Death is But a Dream on Thursday January 12th at 7 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. Everyone is Welcome. Admission is by donation
Dear Audrey (89 min.) is a new award-winning documentary about remarkable love that endures through all the challenges that Alzheimer’s can present. World Community’s film series continues with this extraordinary film on Thursday, December 1st at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay. Everyone is welcome. Admission is by donation.
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.