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 survived incarceration and abuse by a system that refused to accommodate her needs.
The film can be seen online from Oct. 27 – 29th. Click Here to Pre-order tickets.
Michelle’s trajectory changed when she met Kim Law, a volunteer life coach who teaches classes to people in prison. Today, Kim and Michelle are doing the difficult work of unraveling Michelle’s history of her traumatic childhood and her experiences in the Florida criminal justice system. Throughout the film Michelle’s artwork provides her own depiction of the trauma she survived as well as a means to her recovery. Being Michelle is a powerful story of redemption.
FMI: 250 334 1840
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
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.
This ground-breaking documentary explores the individual and collective journeys of a group of LGBTQ+ women and their allies who have successfully navigated the male-dominated landscape of southern music.