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Halton Hills residents invited to take a seat and watch an award-winning documentary

The Town of Halton Hills is hosting a virtual free screening of the film The Great Disconnect on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. PHOTO COURTESY OF TOWN OF HALTON HILLS

Hey Halton Hills neighbour, how about catching a movie?

The Town is hosting a virtual free screening of the film The Great Disconnect on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Through its engagement work under the “Hey Neighbour” branding, Halton Hills says its committed to providing resources that allow for organic connections to take place in neighbourhoods across Halton Hills.

“By getting to know and appreciate those who live closest to us, we develop a deeper sense of community and a valuable relationship with the place we call home,” the Town said on its website.

To help do that, the Town is launching its neighbourhood engagement work with the screening of the award winning and timely documentary.

The Great Disconnect, which had its official launch in October 19, uncovers why people are feeling more and more socially isolated than ever before despite being in a world more connected than ever.

The documentary looks at the true cost this has on our lives and the community, and invites us to reflect on the relationships we have with those around us.

It raises the question: Is it possible to overcome our modern culture of disconnectedness and rediscover how truly essential we are to one another?

The film, which has screened across the country through several municipalities, non-profits and NGOs, is 60 minutes long and will be followed by a group discussion including the filmmakers, Town staff and Halton Hills residents.

In 2020, the movie won the award for Best Feature Film at the Better Cities Film Festival.

Tickets are free.

To reserve your spot to attend the virtual screening, visit haltonhills.ca/heyneighbour.

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