Six Primrose is a feature-length documentary film about the power of food to build community.
Filmed on location at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre, Six Primrose takes us into a community where strengths are highlighted, people are welcomed, and food is included in every engagement. Labels of single mother, new immigrant, disabled, addict, poor are left at the door. This is a community where lives are celebrated and opportunities are explored.
By tracing the lives of community members, Six Primrose chronicles the dramatic impact accessing healthy food and a social network has had on the people of this community, revealing the Food Centre's deep effect on the entire neighbourhood.
Having that space in a community; where people can come together, [where] they don't have to be registered or pay for something –a more organic way of being with your neighbours– has a huge impact on mental health and emotional well-being.
-Deborah Dickey, Manager DNCFC
has been creating impactful films for over a decade.
Dartmouth-based duo Hannah Minzloff and John Hillis are dedicated in supporting people and organizations that make positive social and cultural change.
Red Deer Justice Film Fest | January 25, 2020 | 1pm | RDC's Welikoklad Event Centre, Red Deer, Alberta | FREE event
Devour! The Food Film Fest | Oct 26, 2018 | World Premiere | Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Food4Good, Trinity Food Justice | Nov 2, 2018 | Edmonton, Alberta
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre | Nov 8, 2018 | Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Food For All Symposium | Nov 16, 2018 | Musquodoboit Rural High, Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia
Dartmouth North Community Food Centre | Dec 5, 2018 | Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Dartmouth North Community Food Centre | Jan 30, 2019 | Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Foodie Friday, Living Earth Council | Feb 22, 2019 | Truro, Nova Scotia
NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre | Mar 20, 2019 | Winnipeg, Manitoba
Halifax Central Library | Mar 21, 2019 | Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Table Community Food Centre | Mar 31, 2019 | Full Circle Theatre, Perth, Ontario
Food Summit, Community Food Centres Canada | Apr 7, 2019 | Toronto, Ontario
Terroir Symposium | May 6, 2019 | Toronto, Ontario
The Local | May 16, 2019 | Stratford, Ontario
Hamilton Community Food Centre | June 25, 2019 | Playhouse Theatre, Hamilton, Ontario
Movie Monday | July 15, 2019 | Eric Martin Pavilion Theatre, Victoria, British Columbia
Urban Farm | July 19, 2019 | Outdoor Theatre, Spryfield, Nova Scotia
South End Kids Community Garden | Tri-County Women's Centre, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Strathcona County Library & Strathcona County Garden Club | Sept 20, 2019 | Strathcona County Library, Sherwood Park, Alberta
Washington Food Coalition Conference | Sept 23-25, 2019 | Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA
Critical Dietetics Conference | Oct 3, 2019 | Mount Saint Vincent University, Bedford, Nova Scotia
Sustenance Festival | Oct 16, 2019 | presented by The Cathedral Community Food Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia
Department of Human Nutrition, St FX University | Nov 6, 2019 | St James United Church, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Marda Loop Social Justice Film Festival | Nov 17, 2019 | River Park Church Auditorium, Calgary, Alberta
Director | Producer | Editor
John is co-owner of Truefaux Films. As a filmmaker he approaches each project with an interest in the the small events that make up the story; capturing the subtleties, the details, and the heartfelt moments which stay the longest in people's minds.
Hillis has been the recipient of numerous Arts NS and Canada Council grants, has been a finalist and semifinalist in the prestigious Final Draft Screenwriting Competition, and was selected to be a participant in the Praxis Screenwriting workshop. His script Niagara Falls (And Other Stories) won the 33rd Atlantic Film Festival's Script Development Award. He's a producer of Joe which won Silver Award for Experimental Film at the Crested Butte Film Festival. As a writer, director and producer, Hillis' films have screened across Canada and internationally including Clermont-Ferrand, France, Zinebi 44, Spain, and Krakowski Festiwal Filmowy, Poland.
photo ©2018 Adrian Schaap
Co-owner of Truefaux Films, Hannah is a dynamic community leader living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She thrives in leadership situations requiring collaboration, pro-active decision-making, strategic planning and direction, high-impact communication, and human resources engagement. She is tri-lingual, speaking English, French and German.
photo ©2018 Sherry Devanney MacVicar
Mark Amadeus Flowerdew is a mild-mannered composer and multi-instrumentalist who approaches a multitude of creative projects with childlike glee. With a background in Applied Science and Music Production, Mark seeks out sounds that are colourful, iconic, and fascinating.
Nicola Davison is a fiction writer and people photographer based in Dartmouth. Finding that revealing moment, the one that tells the story, that’s what she strives for in her work. For the past couple of years she has been a fly-on-the-wall at the DNCFC, documenting the growth of the Centre and its community of people; a place filled with characters and stories. What could be better?
Tim is a cynical optimist currently serving his 32nd year of a life-sentence in Advertising and graphic design, while quietly wondering why he wasn’t born with eyebrows.
photo ©2018 Yuliana Puspitosari