Spring's here! Just Film Festival, Neighbourhood Small Grants, Gardening and More!
At Village, it's full steam ahead with our collaborative permaculture and other gardening projects -- new participants are welcome, and you can find out more below -- while in Transition News, we highlight Transition Mission, an emerging and exciting new Transition Initiative.
As always, there's lots of volunteer opportunities, including room for more volunteers at the Film Festival, and lots of fantastic workshops and other invigorating activities listed in Upcoming Events.
Your March Newsletter Team,
Bonita Jo Magee, Simone Hoedel, and Ross Moster
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Village Vancouver partners with CoDev Canada and Amnesty International to bring you the 14th annual Just Film Festival
|Just Film Festival feature "Food Stamped"|
It's films like this that coordinator Erin Mullan gets excited about, because she can talk to people about the films and their reactions to it.
“The great thing about the Just Film Festival is we can tell stories that aren’t in the mainstream media,” said Mullan.
Told from a First Nations perspective, One River, Many Relations shares the story of the people of the Peace-Athabasca Delta, who live downstream from the Alberta oil sands, and whose voices have been excluded from the oil sands debate. “Resistencia”, the Friday night opening feature, is a film documenting how the coup in Honduras was resisted by 2000 farming families who occupied prime farming land.
Village Vancouver is partnering with the Just Film Festival to sponsor the Food and Farming Film Series again. This year, we’ve invited a number of our fellow members in the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network to co-host the films:
|Just Film Festival poster|
Growing People (co-hosted by Mount Pleasant Food Network)
Food Stamped (co-hosted by Westside Food Collaborative)
Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds (co-hosted by Marpole Neighbourhood Food Network)
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (co-hosted by West End Neighbourhood Food Network)
The Man Who Stopped the Desert (co-hosted by Marpole Neighbourhood Network)