Them That’s Not profiles single mothers on welfare all across Canada. The documentary was made twenty five years ago, but nothing has changed. Welfare is still punitive and degrading. Benefits are still insufficient. It still sucks to be on it. Solidarity and mutual support still go strong.
“If I look back, I say wow, I am not the same person. I take pride in my job, I take pride in myself. I work hard, I work harder than I ever have for anything. It’s very overwhelming for sure. It’s a great feeling.”
A weekend video about the excellent work of Adsum for Women and Children.
Fast paced documentary on the impact of climate change on the people who live in Antigonish.
Rebecca Thomas trying to get Halifax councillors to recognize their sense of entitlement and white supremacy. It’s an uphill battle.
Just a very nice tribute by Melinda Daye to her father, the legendary Elmore “Buddy” Daye.
This weekend’s video is a flashback to the large 2015 anti-austerity protests in Nova Scotia. One thing about the McNeil government going after the film workers is that anti-austerity videos became really slick and professional.
“Everyone that goes to work should come home at the end of the day.” On March 13, 2008, an explosion and fire in an autobody shop burned Kyle Hickey all over his body. He died the next day. His family and friends remember him.
This excellent 2013 documentary by Kimberly Smith portrays 14 people in Kings County, in the Annappolis Valey, who struggle to make ends meet. Government as a support is mostly absent.
The North End Community Health Centre does terrific work, as do all its sister clinics in rural and urban Nova Scotia. Their approach is truly unique, their struggle for provincial funding is an embarrassment.
This week’s weekend video: A trailer and a link to a full documentary by African Nova Scotian filmmaker and poet Sylvia Hamilton.