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Hemmings Report 002 - A Maclean's Rebuttal

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While MacLean’s Magazine asks the question “Can anything save New Brunswick” we talk to some people who’ve come to New Brunswick looking for a fresh start. Welcome the Hemmings Report. As New Brunswick draws closer to its commitment to welcome 15-hundred Syrian refugees, the job of settling them continues. Hemmings House field producer James MacDonald knew he wanted to help right away… Clip 1 (“I mean the first thing I thought about was how can I help?” )Enter the New Brunswick Multi Cultural Council… Clip 2 (“When we got the opportunity at Hemmings House to make the video, a welcome video for New Brunswick it was like, there it is.” ) The video “Hope Restored” provides a glimpse into life in New Brunswick with english subtitles and narration in Arabic. New Brunswickers are eager to help… not only because it’s the right thing to do, it’s also because there has been a steady population decline in New Brunswick and new young families provide the promise of new businesses and start ups. But that’s not the only thing drawing talented young minds into the province. Emma Jameson and Melanie Harte recently joined Hemmings House from Ontario. The young couple came to New Brunswick looking for jobs that could offer something more. Clip 3 (…express myself) Despite their best efforts, Hemmings House is not able to keep all the talent that walks through their door. Marissa Carlberg has just finished her internship with the company. She says picking up and moving to New Brunswick wasn’t really an option straight out of school, but the experience has made a lasting impact. (Clip 3c) In James’ case, - It was a chance to to return home. He left Toronto to try and improve his quality of life. During production of the Millennial Dream, James says he was reminded of the reasons he came back. Clip 4( My whole experience I was sort of checking off everything that we were discussing in the film… community - check, workplace - check.” ) The idea that the old standard is no longer the gold standard is at the heart of The Millennial Dream, a film conceived by Greg Hemmings. We caught up to Greg on the launch tour for the Millennial Dream to ask him about the one constant in this project. Clip 5 (“When we started this, we said how can we change the conversation in places like atlantic canada)The film itself is not the answer. Director Tim Davidson says the conversation is the starting point to the change that needs to happen… Clip 6 “It’s the people on the ground experiencing the problem that will come up with best solutions” Thanks for the watching the Hemmings Report, if you like what you’re seeing, give us a like and a share. If you’d like to see more about the Millenial Dream, check out the some clips from a panel discussion after the launch in Saint John. You can also subscribe to our channel to keep up to date on all of our projects.