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The Kamloops Youth and Elders Doc Project is a documentary filmmaking workshop that brings Indigenous youth and Elders together in a creative collaboration to produce short documentary films. The program is in partnership with the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society (KAFS), and will accompany a youth and elders fising trip near Lytton.

      In this free program, you will:                                                                                   

          • Learn how to plan, shoot, and edit a short film
          • Work creatively with a small group of peers
          • Attend fishing camp with Nlaka'pmaux Nation in their traditional territory
          • Help tell the stories of elders in your community, while learning from them

          • Have a ridiculous amount of fun!

We are looking for young Indigenous people (ages 13-24) who are excited about filmmaking and interested in learning from Elders. We welcome any level of experience! It is an inclusive program and we welcome people of all abilities, gender identities, orientations, and socio-economic conditions.

Date:   August 1-6, 2019. Full attendance is required.

Location:   Day 1: KAFS, 125 Palm Street
                   Days 2-5: fishing camp in Nlaka'pmaux territory
                   Day 6: KAFS, 125 Palm Street

Your films will be featured at a community screening, submitted to the Reel Youth Film Festival, and featured on YouTube and the Reel Youth website.


Documentary from a past youth and elders program:

KAFS will be coordinating travel, accommodation, and meals for the fishing trip. Please contact Barry for more info (250-376-1296).

Highschool students can receive 40 volunteer hours for participating in this program.

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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