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Dear Audrey – Thursday, December 1st -7pm
Dear Audrey – Thursday, December 1st -7pm

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. 

The film will also be available virtually December 2 – 4.    CLICK HERE to watch the film trailer and purchase online tickets.

Celebrated filmmaker Martin Duckworth’s signature in over 100 documentary films is beauty in the ordinary and the extraordinary. In Dear Audrey, this tradition is mirrored in the poetry and pain of a life well lived.

After Audrey’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Martin’s commitment and grace in caring for her becomes his most important life work. He says, “My love for Audrey intensified during her illness.” Adding to those challenges is helping his 45-year-old daughter, Jacqueline, who has autism, maintain a relationship with her mother as Audrey’s health declines. 

As film critic Richard Propes stated “It’s the kind of story for which Duckworth himself is known, a sort of observational endeavor filled with matter-of-fact truths and endearingly vivid and humane imagery. A poignant and beautiful film.”   

FMI: Janet (250) 250-334-1840

Fracking the Peace
Fracking the Peace

How ‘natural’ is liquified ‘natural’ gas? The film Fracking the Peace (35 min) tells how fracking for ‘natural’ gas has negatively impacted the lives of people living on Treaty 8 territory in Northeastern BC.   Join World Community and the Dogwood for a screening of the film and discussion on Friday, December 3 at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College.

The Hidden Life of Trees
The Hidden Life of Trees

Online screening available anytime between November 26 and 28 - CLICK HERE to watch the film trailer or to pre-order a ticket ! A walk in the woods will never be the same after watching the film, The Hidden Life of Trees (83 min), being co-presented by World Community...

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...

World Community Annual General Meeting

World Community Annual General Meeting

Save the date for World Community's Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Thursday October 29th at 7 pm. Join us for a sneak peak on plans for our 30th World Community Film Festival and a video report from the farmers in Nicaragua who grow our delicious World Community...

Film Screening – The Great Disconnect

Film Screening – The Great Disconnect

World Community resumes our film series with The Great Disconnect (one hour), available to stream on Tues. Oct. 20th at 6pm and continuing to be available through midnight on Wed. Oct. 21. Link to the film: https://xerb.tv/channel/worldcommunityca/virtual-events Even...

World Community postpones March 24 screening: Assholes : A Theory

World Community postpones March 24 screening: Assholes : A Theory

As an action of social solidarity, World Community is postponing the screening of the popularfilm, Assholes: A Theory which was scheduled for March 24th at the Stan Hagen Theatre,North Island College. Please follow our World Community Facebook page to be notified...