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.
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...
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.
Fighting barriers of race, gender and sexuality in the music industry, the incredible women of the 1960s rock band, Fanny, reunite to play music and cut a new record.
The natural qualities of horses can be beneficial for people with physical or psychological limitations. World Community’s film series continues online over the Thanksgiving weekend with the beautiful new film Walk On: The Horse Healer (52 min) by Denman Island...
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....