The original 2006 WordLoveWorldLove documentary, linked Grade Four students from Cleveland Elementary in North Vancouver, BC, Canada with a Sister School in tsunami – stricken Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. It is a one hour program for broadcast and the educational market, directed and produced by Tony Papa, created, co-produced and co-written by Donna Williams. It has been well – received by all ages and is being distributed by National Film Board of Canada and Avanti Pictures Corporation.

The WordLoveWordLove Project Creator/Producer Donna Williams is currently developing the project into four comprehensive components: Documentary Film, an International School Network, Teacher Resources and a Global Gallery.

Linking with literacy, children empower children with the simplicity of words.


Achievements of the Original WordLoveWorldLove Documentary include:

TV Broadcast

Dec 2006

• TV Ontario 
• MChannel

Awards 2007

KIDSFIRST! International Family Film Festival.



Houston International Film Festival



2008 National Film Board

Stream on Prime Video/Gaia 

2007 Film Festival Selections include:


• KIDFIRST! Film Festival (Santa Fe, New Mexico) screening booked a:
– Arts for Range Children    Festival (Ironwood, Michigan)
– Plymouth Christian Youth Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota

• Houston International Film Festival

• International Family Film Festival (Burbank, California)

• Calgary International Film Festival/CIDA Beyond Borders opening film

• Powell River Film Festival

• Reflections of Spirit: Films of Tony Papa/Unity in Greensboro (North Carolina)

• Reel Sista Hood Film Festival (Vancouver, BC)

Additional screenings

Vancouver International Film Centre


Word on the Street Book and Magazine Festival:  Exhibitors in 2005, 2006, 2007

Kids Around the World Children Museum Society – Kaleidoscope Festival:  2006

North Vancouver  Art Commission Marketplace:  2006, 2007

Educational Conferences 2007

• Coquitlam Teachers’ Association – Encompass Conference
• Silbury Centre, Gifted Children’s Association of BC, “In the Spirit of Expression” Conference
– DreamTree for Make A Wish Foundation

Educational Resource

Endorsed by:
• BC Principal’s Association
• North Vancouver Board of Trustees
• North Vancouver PAC

Professional Healthcare


Vancouver Art Therapy Institute
Practitioner and teaching resource

Vancouver Public Library

2006 Bookcamp – Guest speakers and Wordshop – WordLove creator and Art Therapist


2006 and 2007 Anthology,
VPL Canadian Book Camp – Endnotes by WordLove Creator
Bookcover by WordLove student



The film was produced with the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), TVOntario, M-Channel, BC Arts Council, Private Sponsors, Student Fundraising, and with Local Partner NGO, Rose Charities.