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Thriving Communities Fall 2022 Gathering and The Fountain Fund Film Premiere

Updated: Sep 21, 2022

Produced by Thriving Communities, the Fountain Fund documentary film is set to debut at the November 2022 Gathering on Whidbey Island.

In Charlottesville, Virginia a local organization has been working to effectively reduce recidivism by providing micro-loans and financial coaching to the formerly incarcerated. Jerry Millhon, filmmaker and Thriving Communities founder, learned about the transformative work the Fountain Fund was doing, and approached the organization’s leadership about documenting their effort and successes on film.

The Fountain Fund Trailer

The incredible community effort and undertaking by Fountain Fund is a model for others to repeat in their communities. The film captures the work and conversations with recipients of the micro-loans, community and organizational leaders.

Thriving Communities Gathering for The Fountain Fund

A discussion of the work and efforts of the Fountain Fund and film premiere will be held at the Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island November 10 to 12, 2022.

The Thriving Communities Gathering will focus on the trauma of incarceration, hope and the power of community engagement. The program will host the Charlottesville team, plus three other organizations who are active with all ages in incarceration and justice work.

This 2-day event will be held at the Whidbey Institute, a place of healing and deep work. All are invited into meaningful conversations and invitation to action. Podcasts, film and

group participation will guide the flow of our time together.

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