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Weekly Update: Our documentary “A Just Society”

Weekly Update: Our documentary “A Just Society” took about a year to produce. I say our documentary because I had a lot of help from many people in the community and in Victoria. After writer and researcher Geoff Johnson and I engaged in about fifteen interviews we knew we had a story. We researched the topic extensively and discovered that there are many people living with this enormous challenge in Cowichan. Needless to say that making a documentary like this requires funding. We applied for a variety of grants or corporate sponsorship. Sadly all of them were rejected, which is […]

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Synopsis: ““A Just Society” a documentary

Canada is one of the riches countries in the world. It rates each year as one of the top countries to live in. So how is it possible that in 2017 in Canada 3,987 people died of opioids related abuse………1399 in British Columbia alone! This is the question that Documentary Film Producer Nick Versteeg asks in his latest documentary “A Just Society”. Nick and Geoff Johnson interviewed a wide range of people to let the viewer understand that we are all in this together. This crisis affects all of us. Nick feels its time that we start dealing with the […]

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Chef Fatima gives us a short tour …

This is a followup video on the two short videos we created for Nourish Cowichan Society and Starfish Cowichan Valley. The two programs assist children getting a breakfast in school and getting some extra food for the weekend. In this video, Chef Fatima gives us a short tour through the new kitchen at École Mount Prevost. To date, Chef Fatima of Vinoteca Zanatta on the Vineyard, with the help of volunteers, has made over 25,000 breakfasts since February 2017. The goal of the Nourish program is to eliminate the stigma of poverty by making the breakfast program available to every […]

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The documentary “Nepal’s Heartbeat”receives rave reviews

The documentary “Nepal’s Heartbeat”receives rave reviews On Tuesday evening, September 19, “Nepal’s Heartbeat” was shown at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan. This documentary, produced and directed by Nick Versteeg, is a sequel to the previous documentary “Five Weeks In Nepal”.  Nepal’s Heartbeat is an informative film on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015. The evening was also a fundraiser for the local Rotary Clubs that sponsor many worthwhile causes in the world.   Guest speakers were Chris Considine, the Honourable Consul General of Nepal, Bishnu Pandey, who was born in Nepal, but is […]

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