Haligonians will have one more chance to see Six Primrose before it begins a nation-wide tour that will take the documentary’s inspiring stories from the heart of Dartmouth North right across the country.
The Halifax Central Library is hosting a free screening of Six Primrose, a feature-length documentary following the lives of individuals connected to the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre, on Thursday March 21st at 6:30 pm in Paul O’Regan Hall.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion focused on food insecurity and the upcoming federal election. The panel will be moderated by Halifax city councillor Lindell Smith and will include:
· Deborah Dickey, Dartmouth North Community Food Centre
· Aimee Gaspareto, Ecology Action Centre
· Cheidza Sadomba, Feed Nova Scotia
· Patty Williams, FoodARC, Mount Saint Vincent University
From there, the film will be shown at events all across Canada including: University of Winnipeg, Full Circle Theatre, Perth, ON, Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto, ON and locations in New Brunswick, Hamilton, Calgary, and Victoria.
“We are inspired by the people in Dartmouth North every day and thrilled that their stories, told in their own words, will be enjoyed by audiences across Canada and the United States,” said Wendy Fraser, Executive Director, Dartmouth Family Centre/Dartmouth North Community Food Centre.
The film will also be shown extensively in Maine. Five food-focused organizations from the state, travelled to Nova Scotia in January to learn more about the Community Food Centre model and the work taking place in Dartmouth North.
Six Primose, a nod to the Community Food Centre’s civic address, chronicles the dramatic impact that access to healthy food, a social network and empowering programs have had on individual lives and the community as a whole. It was directed by award-winning filmmaker John Hillis of Truefaux Films, who spent three years immersed in the community.
The Dartmouth North Community Food Centre opened its doors in 2015 through a partnership between the Dartmouth Family Centre and Community Food Centres Canada. The welcoming community space seeks to address issues of poverty, food insecurity, and social isolation. Programs include nutritious community meals, cooking classes for all ages and a 20,000 sq. ft Community Farm.
The Dartmouth North Community Food Centre is one of ten Community Food Centres across Canada that are bringing people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food.
To learn more visit www.6primrose.ca.