Home Made Visible & Documentary Futurism
Presented by Regent Park Film Festival, Cinema Politica and Atlantic Filmmakers Coop
Venue: Halifax Central Library – Paul O’Regan Hall
Saturday, February 2nd
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9:30am – 12:30pm – HOME MADE VISIBLE – WORKSHOP
‘Oral Storytelling as Archive’ facilitated by Brett Hannam
Spots are limited! Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/qMlQJNemDMFNO1Lv2
This workshop explores the history and use of oral storytelling as archive within a personal and family setting. One of the oldest ways to preserve and pass on our own histories, storytelling traditions stretch back millennia. Participants are asked to bring with them a short, oral story, either personal or familial, that they are comfortable sharing in an open circle. If the story is centered around an object such as a photograph or a letter, etc. participants are encouraged to bring the object.
This workshop will be held in an open, respectful circle and participants are asked to keep that spirit in mind as they chose a story to share with others.
Experience archives through the personal lens of Indigenous and visible minority artists through a FREE screening and workshop. Join us for a theatrical screening of all our commissioned films, and stay for a talkback with filmmakers Maya Bastian and Faraz Anoushahpour moderated by Projects Manager Elizabeth Mudenyo
Cinema Politica’s The Next 150: Documentary Futurism project seeks to usher in a new kind of filmmaking that brings actuality into conversation with speculation, realism with fantasy. Taking inspiration from Afro-futurism, Indigenous futurism, speculative fiction and non-fiction, Cinema Politica has commissioned 15 short films to inaugurate this new genre. Works created under the rubric of documentary futurism will deploy filmmaking approaches and contexts associated with documentary in order to imagine, speculate and represent a “Canada” of the future.