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‘New Roots’ Online Premiere and Q&A with Director Mark Locki
June 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Roots is a short documentary film that tells the story of Michael and Marie-Eve, two local farmers as they explore how farming connects them to the past, present, and future.
Join Director Mark Locki with Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook and the Cranbrook History Centre to learn all about the story behind the documentary and for a Q&A with the films stars afterwards.
More About The Film:
This short documentary follows Michael Albert, Marie-Eve Fradette and their 2 young daughters through a growing season on their farm in Wycliffe, BC. Through the film, Michael and Marie-Eve describe their personal journeys, from their youth growing up around farms to their passion for food, and their desire to pass down their knowledge to their children. Michael talks about his transformation from being an artist/photographer in his past life to his current art – growing food, and what it means to him personally to be connected to his past. While they know they may not be able to make a significant change in how society currently views food, they know they can provide that change in their own community, and it starts in their household.
Interviews with Chad Kile and Meredith Funston, two local food experts, provide insight into the reasons we need to build knowledge of our food systems to ensure a more food secure future for our local communities.
More About the Filmmaker:
Mark Locki is an award-winning photographer, writer and emerging filmmaker based in Kimberley, BC. His stories of peoples, places and cultures aim to inspire others to explore the world, chase their dreams, and work towards making the world a better place. Topics that are the focus of his work include environmental and social causes, sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation.
An avid traveller, Mark has been privileged to explore much of North America, Europe and Latin America, with Mexico holding a special place in his heart. When not behind the camera, Mark enjoys spending time in the mountains on foot and ski, or in front of the BBQ cooking up a storm.