Poverty Weekend Video

Weekend video: Six Primrose trailer

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – By all accounts Six Primrose,  a documentary film following the lives of five individuals connected to the wonderful Dartmouth North Community Food Centre, is really good.

From the press release issued when the documentary premiered last November.

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 affecting the community. Programs include nutritious community meals, cooking classes for all ages and a 20,000 sq. ft Community Farm.

There is much more info on the Six Primrose website.

I haven’t seen it yet. But I hope to remedy that this Wednesday, January 30,  when there is a free screening at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre, at, you guessed it, 6 Primrose, in Dartmouth. Here is a link to the Facebook event page.  It’s free, but organizers ask that you register on Eventbrite.

If you can, please support the Nova Scotia Advocate so that it can continue to cover issues such as poverty, racism, exclusion, workers’ rights and the environment in Nova Scotia.