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.
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.