Festival Director Ruth Lawrence pointed out that the province’s film industry has been flourishing recently, serving as home base for a number of big television and feature film productions. This success means there’s a lot to celebrate at the Nickel this year.
One production uses large glowing puppets, live action, and dance as well as an original soundtrack and soundscape (featuring the voices of Greg Malone and Darryl Power) to tell the story of a young woman who travels through time searching for her marine biologist father.
“Natural capital identifies the ecological services that nature provides to people. Through some work that economists at TD Bank have done, we’re actually able to put a dollar value on some of those services, which is kind of neat,” Kraus said.
Thrive hopes the posters will not only reach people experiencing sexual exploitation but also help parents, teachers, service providers, nurses, and doctors recognize the red flags of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.
“Wanda comes face to face with the shooter and instinct takes over, without realizing what she’s doing she knocks him unconscious with a tin. A video of the event goes viral and Wanda becomes overwhelmed by the pressure of being framed as a hero by media and the public.”
Midwives will assist with births at a hospital, a health clinic, or in the mother’s own home. They will also visit mothers and newborn babies in their home after the birth and continue offer care for up to six weeks.