Six Miles From the Grand

City: Kitchener
Director: Sarah Podemski
Genre: Docuseries

Six Miles From the Grand follows Sarah Podemski and James Gadon as they road trip along the Grand River meeting up with artists and entrepreneurs who became important parts of their communities during the pandemic.

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Episode 1 - Luke and Alanah

Sarah and James road trip to Kitchener to meet up with artists Alanah Jewell and Luke Swinson. Sarah and James explore their murals throughout the City of Kitchener and talk with them about their experience being Indigenous artists during the pandemic.

Episode 2 - Four All Ice Cream

Sarah and James road trip to Waterloo to meet up with Ajoa Mintah, the owner behind Four All Ice Cream. In addition to stuffing their faces with ice cream, they chat with Ajoa about what it was like to build a business during the pandemic.

Episode 3 - The Witty & Co.

Sarah and James meet up with Simon Holley and Gregory Vachon of The Witty & Co. in Cambridge. They chat about leaving big city living for a smaller town and speak on their experience as part of Cambridge’s LGBTQ community.

Episode 4 - Maddie Resmer

Sarah and James meet up with Maddie Resmer at Victoria Park in Kitchener. They chat about Maddie’s involvement in the land back movement, their jewelry making and activism during the pandemic.

Episode 5 - Little Paris Bread Co.

Sarah and James meet up with April vande Leygraaf at her bakery, Little Paris Bread Co. They chat about supplying the community with bread and baked goods during the pandemic while Sarah and James eat some of their favourite treats.

Episode 6 - The Woodland Cultural Centre

Sarah and James travel to the first residential school in Canada, now called The Woodland Cultural Centre. Sarah reflects on her own family’s history with residential schools, while James reflects on his Catholic education.

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