Worldbridger Film Series

Cutting-edge films that explore themes including globalization, human rights, war & peace, capitalism, culture, health, gender, sexuality…

About Worldbridger

The Worldbridger is an ancient Mayan symbol representing, among other things, equality and peace. The quintessential diplomat, the Worldbridger strives to find ways to bring together people of opposing views, to cross bridges into other worlds, and to expand the mind into realms never before dreamed. It is in this spirit that the Worldbridger Film Series has adopted this symbol as its own.

Please join us Thursday evenings at the Vancouver Island University campus, for weekly presentations of cutting-edge films that explore a variety of themes including globalization, human rights, war and peace, capitalism, music, culture, health, gender, sexuality, and much more. Everyone within the Malaspina community is welcome, and admission is by donation.

Our History

The Worldbridger Film Series kicked off in the fall of 2004, under the direction of Dr. Colleen McVeigh, professor of Anthropology at Vancouver Island University. It was hosted by Worldbridger’s Programming Director, David O’Rama, who was also responsible for the promotion of the series.

The Fall 2004 Series ran from September 14 through November 30, 2004, and featured 24 films presented over the course of 12 consecutive weeks.  Opening night featured The 9/11 Emergency Film Festival, which was co-hosted by Black Cat Productions executive producer, David Babarash.  An additional six nights of the series were programmed and co-hosted by VIU professors from a variety of departments, who also sit as members of the Worldbridger Advisory Committee.

Worldbridger continues on today with Dave O’Rama as the series Programming Director.

Who’s Who

Executive Producer:

Colleen McVeigh, Anthropology, Vancouver Island University

Programming Director:

David O’Rama

  • Casey Graw
  • Kate Black
  • Rod MacDonald
  • Shane Keller
  • Tim Mills
  • Clark Ablard
Student Hosts:
  • Cory Tucker
  • Cari McIntyre
  • Kyle Hall
Worldbridger Advisory Committee:
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Jennifer Franklin, Video Services
  • Kimi Furuta, Modern Languages
  • Kathryn Hazel, Media Studies
  • Imogene Lim, Anthropology
  • Libby McGrattan, Liberal Studies
  • Janice Porteous, Philosophy
  • Nancy Randall, Education
  • Naava Smolash, Media Studies
  • Marshall Soules, Media Studies
  • Maria Gomes, Human Rights
  • Pam Botterill, Office Management
  • Joanne Simister, Criminology
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