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Do you want to learn about reconciliation and Indigenous land rights?

Do you want to take your filmmaking skills to the next level?

If you are nodding yes, then this program is for you! 

The FRESH CONNECTIONS Film Program is an online workshop that brings together people from across BC, to produce short video poems that explore local histories and current land rights issues, in the context of reconciliation.

      In this FREE program, you will:                                                                                  

          • Learn how to write slam poetry, and plan, shoot, and edit a short film, all                  from home (no experience necessary!)
          • Explore your community's Indigenous land histories and current issues 
          • Receive a $100 honourarium
          • Receive a FREE software license for Adobe Creative Cloud
          • Have so much fun :)

Your films will be featured at a virtual gala after the program and distributed on YouTube and the Reel Youth website.

      You are:

          • Excited about filmmaking and interested in using film for social change          
          • Any age
          • Available for ALL program sessions listed below
          • Able to access a phone, tablet, or DSLR to record your film with
          • Able to access a computer or laptop that can run Zoom (details) and                      Adobe Creative Cloud (details)


Program Schedule:

This program has 7 sessions and full attendance is required. Sessions will be held Tuesdays and Fridays, 4:00PM to 6:00PM each session. Session dates are as follows:

Tuesday, October 10
Friday, October 13
Tuesday, October 17
Friday, October 20
Tuesday, October 24
Friday, October 27
Tuesday, October 31 

Contact us if you have questions.

In our work we strive to embody what we hope to see in the world—a just humanity and community in which people are free to be themselves fully and without fear. A community where no one is exiled or silenced because of gender, gender expression, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual/affectional orientation, age, class, physical character or disability. We believe in the power of storytelling to make connections across difference.

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This program will place on the
traditional & unceded Coast Salish
territories of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ
(Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh
Temíx̱w (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm
(Musqueum) Nations, as well as nations
across the area called BC.

We are humbly grateful to gather here,
and we pay our respect to the Elders, Indigenous leaders, and youth.