Conversations with Activists Series – Documentary Film as a Tool of Activism

2103 Conversations with Activists Series: Documentary Film as a Tool of Social Justice, Community Education and Activism

with Mandy Leith speaking on Open cinema: Documentary as a Tool for Community Engagement

and kym hothead speaking on Taking the Fall and Rising: My life and work

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

SCI A104 (otherwise known as the Earth and Ocean Sciences Building or the Bob Wright Centre)

Mandy Leith is the founder & Program Director for OPEN CINEMA – now in its 10th successful season. A seasoned documentary filmmaker, she now works as a digital alchemist with her company Media Rising and sits on the National Board of Directors for the Documentary Organization of Canada.

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Kym Hothead identifies as a “Transgendered Anarcho Anti-Colonial Radical Feminist”. He is a local filmmaker, poet, writer and performer, among other activities. After spending years on the streets, Hothead now keeps a watchful eye out for those who live on the street or are street involved.

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