The Hands That Feed Us – 3:05 pm FFR – 16 min

The Hands That Feed Us – 3:05 pm FFR – 16 min

The Hands That Feed Us Saturday 3:05 FFR 16 min. 2017 Director: Devon Cooke First and foremost, a farm is a business, but it takes more than just business sense to run a successful farm. Amara Farm succeeds because it’s a marriage. Love and dedication to the land, and a strong commitment to growing food make it possible to keep going even when the finances don’t add up. Like a marriage, it’s the relationship that counts, and farmer Arzeena Hamir has support from her husband, her children, her in-laws, and a co-op of like-minded farmers. These relationships help her achieve what money alone can’t buy- a successful organic farm. NO...
FIlm Screening: “Seed: The Untold Story”  March 7, 7pm at NIC

FIlm Screening: “Seed: The Untold Story” March 7, 7pm at NIC

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, treasured since the dawn of humankind. World Community presents the multi award-winning film, SEED: The Untold Story (94 min.) on Tuesday, March 7 at 7pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. Seeds feed us, clothe us, and provide the raw materials for our everyday lives. In a very real sense, they are life itself. Like tiny time capsules, seeds contain the songs, sustenance, memories, and medicines of entire cultures. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 yea rold food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. Without seed diversity, crop diseases rise and empires fall. Biotech chemical companies such as Monsanto, Syngenta and Bayer now control more than two-thirds of the global seed market. In response, concerned farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. These reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. The time-lapse cinematography is breathtaking and is just the antidote we need after our long winter. The Hollywood Report Card calls this film “a beautiful piece of art, careful, deeply coloured and poetic”. Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome. FYI: 250 337 5412 Read more about the film. Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, these subtle flecks of life are the source of all existence. Like tiny time capsules, they contain the songs, sustenance, memories, and medicines of entire cultures. They feed us, clothe us, and provide the raw materials...

Film Library

World Community Film Library Free DVD loans for our members!  Annual Memberships are $15 / Indiv. & $25 / Family. (Memberships can be purchased at the Bayside Cafe or online) CLICK TO BECOME A MEMBER The Bayside Café  2760 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay (across from Driftwood Mall) This Film library holds a selection of over 250 documentaries on DVD from around the world. If you missed a film at our annual Film Festival you might find it here!! Please note: The Film Library at Seeds Natural Food Market is now closed CLICK HERE FOR FILMS ABOUT FOOD (Available at The Bayside Cafe) CONNECTED BY COFFEE (70 min.) Stone Hut Studios Filmmakers: Aaron Dennis & Chelsea Bay Dennis The film  follows two North American coffee roasters on a journey across Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua to listen to the stories of the people who grow their coffee. On the way they meet with soldiers who have become growers, powerful women who are controlling their own destinies and many small-scale farmers joining together to form cooperatives. This film serves as a starting point to educate coffee drinkers about the basics of fair trade, cooperatives, social justice, shade grown, organic, the conflict in fair trade and the new challenges of dealing with coffee rust. In the context of historical injustices of global politics and international trade, the film asks some tough questions. JUST EAT IT  (74 min.) Peg Leg Films Filmmakers: Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustmeyer We all love food, so how could we possibly be throwing away nearly half of it? Filmmakers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm and retail, all the...