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Short Film release party - Setting the Table

Nanaimo Foodshare Society
Event organized by Nanaimo Foodshare Society

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Join us for the premiere screening of seven short local documentary films.

Doors open at 6:30 for a mix and mingle with finger food and beverages - the films start screening at 7:00.

For the past year a group of dedicated seniors have been active in the Setting the Table project, gaining video production skills and producing a series of short documentary style videos. The videos are all about the connection of other seniors to food including their passions and community involvements. Now those seven videos are ready for their premiere screening. Join us in celebration as we launch these videos on Tuesday April 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Bowen Park Auditorium, 500 Bowen Rd.

A year ago, Nanaimo Foodshare, in partnership with Manly Media, Seniors Connect and the City of Nanaimo launched the Setting the Table project. Documentary and educational filmmaker, Paul Manly taught the group about video production and then mentored them through the process of documenting stories that interested them. The participants determined the content of the videos, which include videos profiling seniors involved with bee keeping, community gardens, the farmers market, fermenting vegetables and Eden Gardens. A local group of self-advocates with diverse abilities profiled their involvement with the Good Food Box and Cooking out of the Box programs.

The Setting the Table project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors program with in-kind support from Manly Media and Nanaimo Foodshare. Event sponsors include the City of Nanaimo, Thrifty Foods and Seniors Connect.

Doors open at 6:30 and the evening starts with a mix and mingle with finger food and beverages before the program begins at 7:00. The event is free and open to all members of the public. For more information contact Paul Manly at Nanaimo Foodshare Paul.Manly@NanaimoFoodshare.ca or call 250-753-9393