• Kwantlen Polytechnic University (map)
  • 12666 72 Avenue
  • Surrey, BC, V3W 2M8
  • Canada

KDocs is proud to announce that it will be holding a special FREE! on-campus screening of KOMBIT: The Cooperative.

SPECIAL GUEST: Margaret Morey-Reuner, Director, Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at TIMBERLAND

PANELISTS include Kent Mullinix, KPU Director, Institute for Sustainable Food System (ISFS); Larissa Petrillo, KPU Instructor, Anthropology and Director, The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research: Community Learning Engagement (CIR:CLE); and Tasha Nathanson, Youth Program Manager, British Columbia Co-operative Association.

There is no cost--this event is FREE!--but you must pre-register at kombit@kpu.ca.

Refreshments will be served, and the film will be followed by a Q&A/panel discussion with special guests.

View the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_771_N7OmXE
Visit the film online at http://www.kombitfilm.com/

About the Film:
"Once known as the richest agricultural country in the Caribbean, Haiti has been wracked by instability and natural disasters. Decades of decline have taken their toll on Haiti’s people, and today the country is 98% deforested with little of its once prosperous agricultural industry enduring. When Timberland commits to creating a sustainable intervention in Haiti that will lead to 5 million trees in 5 years, they work to find partners that understand the harsh realities of aid work but share the vision to build something sustainable. Over the course of 5 years, we follow Timberland’s support of a nascent partnership between a Haitian agronomist and a former NGO leader that commit to empowering communities of farmers to plant millions of trees while improving their crop yields. As the end of Timberland’s financial support approaches, SFA’s leaders race to develop new markets and opportunities for Haitian farmers that will endure and ensure a sustainable, greener future."