A new documentary screening in Vancouver profiles several businesses that put humanity before the bottom line.
A New Economy Director Trevor Meier says one of the businesses featured is the Solefood Street Farms, working out of the Downtown Eastside.
"They're trying to create a real, true, long-lasting, home for people in the sense of, here's a job, here's some way you can produce value that's deeper than just being a cog in the wheel, you get your hands into the soil, growing good food for people," Meier explains.
Performing live at the screening will be the Borealis String Quartet, known for their fiery performances.
"They're fantastic," he says. "They not only bring that fiery performance, they're very articulate in a way that they can talk about their process. I had shivers down my spine listening to them play while we were recording scenes with them. Afterward, they could just articulately unravel the process by which they co-operate as a group."
You can find out more through the film's website HERE.
Meier will be on hand for a Q & A as A New Economy screens at the Rio Theatre on Broadway at Commercial Drive on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm.