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.
For more info: www.opencinema.ca or www.MediaRising.tv
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.
For more info: http://ctehv.wordpress.com/
This Week: April McNeil has been working with local African organizations like: Camosun College's African Awareness Committee, the UVic-based, African Partnerships Network, and now Congo Rising, and Saje Fitgerald is a Master's Candidate for Interdisciplinary Studies - University of Victoria Women's Studies, International Law and Human Rights, and she is founder of Shaker Jewel Film Productions.
April McNeil and Saje Fitzgerald and Congo Rising in the first half.
And; Ezili Danto is a Haitian-American playwright, performance poet, and author. She's also a social and political activist and commentator, and human rights attorney. She is the founder and president of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network and serves as managing editor of the on-line journal, Haitian Perspectives. She also publishes the Ezili Danto Newsletter.
Ezili Danto and Haiti's time of cholera in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to recap some of the stories emanating Victoria's streetz and beyond at the bottom of the hour. But first, April McNeil and Saje Fitzgerald.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in corporate and state media. Gorilla Radio airs live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 102FM, 104.3 cable, and on t