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.
Eternal Life: Preserving the Memory of Beechville is a reflective look at how one African Nova-Scotian community is coping with urban sprawl encroaching on its borders. Following the war of 1812, a group of freed slaves settled in Beechville, Nova Scotia as refugees escaping the United States. Almost two centuries later, as urbanization threatens many of Canada’s rural communities, Beechville itself is being swallowed up.
This week’s fast paced video is about the lack of affordable housing in Antigonish, and really in all of rural Nova Scotia. Meet Holly, Anne, Jerry, and Fran, and be amazed by their resilience.
It’s Too Big, this week’s featured documentary, makes a convincing case against the biomass plant in Point Tupper. It’s short (just 10 minutes), it’s made by volunteers under the guidance of ACALA TV in Antigonish, and it’s very good.