News and Events

World Community AGM on Zoom – Tuesday November 7th at 7pm.

This will be a short meeting including the election of our board. New board members would be welcomed. Guest speakers Shams Alabhai and Tim Young from the Immigrant Welcome Centre will share a brief presentation about the work they do to assist new immigrants. To...

Film Screening: Being Michelle – Online Oct. 27 – 29th
Film Screening: Being Michelle – Online Oct. 27 – 29th

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...

Film Screening: Unarchived – Wednesday Oct 4th – 7pm
Film Screening: Unarchived – Wednesday Oct 4th – 7pm

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 7 pm.

Film Screening: Safe Haven, July 20th and 21st.
Film Screening: Safe Haven, July 20th and 21st.

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.

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...

Join us for our AGM

World Community’s Annual General Meeting - Thursday Nov. 4th at 7pm on Zoom.  After the formal part of the meeting, we will show a few trailers from our upcoming 31st Annual Film Festival. CLICK HERE for the ZOOM LINK  ________________________ Also, we are hoping you...

Film Series: Walk On: The Horse Healer – Online Oct. 8-11. 

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...

Film Screening: One of Ours

Film Screening: One of Ours

Black and Indigenous identity issues are the focus of the powerfully intimate documentary, One of Ours (88 min) being co-presented by World Community and the Immigrant Welcome Centre. The film won a Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs and will be available online at any...

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....