If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed.
ENTERTAIN. EDUCATE. ENGAGE.
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Covey Film Supporters:
You may know that part of the goal of the festival is to educate our viewers. This year we showed “My Teacher the Octopus”. We had a marine biologist from FSU’s Marine Lab speak ( Dr. Jeroen Ingells)and he became a great fan!
As a result of CFF and our mission, Dr. Jeroen Ingells invited 30 TCRC’s students to have a field day at the lab. The students went yesterday and got to go out in the bay (15 at a time) in the marine lab’s boat and were able to observe the various research projects currently being conducted as well as receive a science-related gift. The rest of this week the students will work on their own marine projects.
Some of the students had not previously had the opportunity to even see the coast much less touch and learn about marine animals!
Since its creation in 2000, Thomasville Community Resource Center has been a safe place for our community’s children and their parents to be protected from racism and social injustice while learning non-violent ways of coping. We know from our experience that racism and income disparity, either overt or covert, begin to impact children physical and emotional health at an early age and detrimentally impacts their success at school and in their communities. Taking action to create social changes happens daily at TCRC. We are a supportive resource for underserved children and families.
TCRC is a safe place for our community’s children to learn about racism, social justice and equity and to practice coping mechanisms. We strive to enable children to articulate their feelings about recent events and to engage others in positive thought-provoking conversations that uplift the culture and community at large.
The murder of George Floyd and the resulting protests in our community, across the country and world have called for even greater attention to racial inequality, disparity in income, gender equality and to the impact of violence in children’s lives. TCRC recommits to our ongoing discussions about these issues in an age-appropriate manner so that our children will be part of the catalyst for positive change in our country.
Covey Film Festival, the fundraising arm of TCRC, commits to continue using film as a vehicle for discussion of social problems, including racism, and to educate others on the historical use of non-violent social protest. Using film as a vehicle is another way to broaden our reach to others and to screen together works of film that address historical events in our country providing an opportunity for discussion. In doing so, Covey strives to expose our audiences to a diverse mix of cultures.
The Covey Film Festival is not just an opportunity to sit down and eat popcorn while watching the big screen. It acknowledges that film is now recognized as a major cultural visual art form in the same league as dance, theatre, and fine art. Thomasville is unique in the film industry due to its involvement in film production as well as the number of people with ties to the area currently active in the film world. The Festival itself is a vehicle to entertain, educate and engage audiences through the screening of over twenty acclaimed films—in addidtion to special events and pop-ups—during Covey’s seventh season in October.
The Festival is also the signature fundraising event for the Thomasville Community Resource Center which for twenty years has provided services to children, their families, and the community. All net proceeds return to TCRC for services (like the STEAM—science, technology, engineering, arts, math—program) for 500 children and their parents in ten sites in Thomas, Mitchell, and Grady Counties. To learn more about TCRC, click the logo below.
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Whether an individual who wants to make a serious difference in our South Georgia community or a business involved in the changing area economics, support for the Covey Film Festival is worthwhile.
Underwriting opportunities for individuals and families to change the lives of hundreds of area children.