The Advocate Podcast – Stories from Kawartha Lakes

Episode #50 Farming for rookies. Disaster Trust Fund volunteer recruitment. Megan Park’s movie Fallout steps up to challenge. A well-defined new word.

March 2, 2022

The Victoria County Disaster Trust Fund is there, on site, to assist and support families in need while they watch their homes perish. But the agency’s now facing its own challenges. Andrew Rafton makes the case for joining an important group of volunteers who offer a unique service. So, ya think wanna farm? Best to get some guidance before you decide to dig in, eh. The City of Kawartha Lakes has a free webinar series that can help you plough through that process.  When she wrote and directed the HBO-Max/Crave film The Fallout, Megan Park admits its theme is far removed from the experience of her own school years in Lindsay. Which makes this smart, thoughtful – and riveting – movie, which examines the trauma following a horrific tragedy at a U.S. school, that much more impressive. The writer/director describes how – and why – she found inspiration to create a movie that is a New York Times Critic’s Pick.


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