The Meechim Project
Directed by: Ian Mauro & Byron Beardy

Canada |10 minutes | 2015

This session will explore the connections between collaborative filmmaking and farming in Garden Hill First Nation.  In the spring of 2015, Meechim Farms was launched, and under the glow of the northern lights two shipping containers full of farm equipment were sent via ice roads to this remote region of northern Manitoba. Over the season, the community and its partners built the farm, and trained and employed youth to raise chickens, grow gardens, and develop a healthy food market that has become an important social enterprise initiative at the local level. Join representatives from Garden Hill, Aki Energy, Four Arrows Regional Health Authority and University of Winnipeg to view the trailer of this forthcoming film and discuss how storytelling, food and community come together to create positive change.       DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FILM