Partnering up: Chewstick founder Gavin Smith with Nicola Feldman from the Coalition for the Protection of Children which is behind the film Poverty in Paradise. *Photo supplied
Partnering up: Chewstick founder Gavin Smith with Nicola Feldman from the Coalition for the Protection of Children which is behind the film Poverty in Paradise. *Photo supplied

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15: The Chewstick Foundation is relaunching its documentary film series BlockDocs.

The documentaries chosen aim to be provocative and insightful while inspiring meaningful discussions after the screening.

Included in BlockDocs will be a series of TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) films on selected nights.

The series begins this Thursday at 6:30pm with the Coalition for the Protection of Children’s film
Poverty in Paradise directed by Lucinda Spurling.

It examines the widening wealth gap that is plaguing the island.

Discussion

Nicola Feldman from The Coalition for the Protection of Children will participate in the discussion offering an insider’s perspective on what it is like to interact with some of the families who struggle to support their
families. 

Other agency representatives may also be present.

BlockDocs movie nights are free but donations toward the Chewstick Foundation’s programmes and infrastructure are
welcomed.

The films are screened at the Chewstick Foundation’s headquarters on the corner of Court Street and Elliott Street.