Focus Foundation: The Good Soil

Documentary | 20 Min | 2008


The Good Soil explores a program set up by the Focus Foundation of BC, to reunite aboriginal youth with their more traditional roots. The successes and challenges of the project are discussed by people involved in the program - including Herb Joe of the Sto:lo Nation, members of Focus' team, and the participants themselves. The youth speak directly about their life challenges, and the impact that this program has had on their lives. Using innovative production techniques that blend interviews with organic elements from the program, the film provides a clear portrait of this powerful project.



Production Company: LIS entertainment
Director(s): Darcy Van Poelgeest & Mike Hawley
Producer: Darcy Van Poelgeest
Director of Photography: Mike Hawley
Editor: Mike Hawley


This film was funded by the Focus Foundation of BC with support from the Department of Justice and Youth Justice Fund.