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6 Primrose documentary screening

May 16

Free

The Local Community Food Centre brings a powerful new documentary about food, friendship and community to Stratford on Thursday, May 16th.

For years, the neighbourhood of Dartmouth North has struggled with high rates of food insecurity and isolation. In 2014, the community rallied to build a vibrant Community Food Centre where people come together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food for all.

Filmmaker John Hills of Truefaux Films was there to capture the changes that ensued: a parking lot transforms into a community garden, an empty building fills with the smells and sounds of people making food together, strangers turn into friends, and together, residents start to push for change.

“Six Primrose has brought me in touch with a group of extraordinary people who face their problems with determination and their neighbours with empathy,” says Hillis. “I’ve been making films now for over twenty years, and none have made me feel this way.”

The film is currently on tour across the country. The Stratford screening is presented by The Local Community Food Centre and Community Food Centres Canada. The film will be followed by a panel discussion.