Date: Stories will be recorded from May to September 2011. Community screenings on August 28, October 18, October 19 and October 22, 2011.
Location: Sunset Community Centre, West End Community Centre, Britannia Community Centre
Sunday, August 28th, 2011
Noon – 5pm
Artful Sundays at Britannia Community Centre
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
West Point Grey Community Centre
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Sunset Community Centre
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Britannia Community Centre
As part of the City’s 125th anniversary celebrations, the Vancouver Park Board is hosting a team of digital media artists at community centres. With 125 Vancouver Stories, artists will be gathering stories and images to capture the oral histories and memories of local residents.
These digital stories mark the history and create a legacy of our diverse communities. The collected digital stories will be archived online and will be amalgamated on a DVD to be shown on large TV screens in community centre living rooms. This project will present a new communal focus for community members to see themselves reflected in their story montages and will re-animate the community living rooms. The stories will also be seen in celebration screenings throughout the city.
Be part of this unique project by coming out and sharing your stories. Digital storytelling is the use of accessible digital tools to let everyday people tell their own personal stories. Digital stories are: short, simple videos that use recorded voice as well as photographs, animation, sound, music and limited live action. The stories are captured by artist and filmmaker Lisa g Nielsen and her team: Brian Lye, Suzanne Ahearne, Odessa Shuquaya and Lisa Walker. The team will be collecting stories from May until September and will work out of (but not limited to) three Vancouver Park Board community centres: Britannia, Sunset and West Point Grey.
View the story of Musqueam carver Doug Baker as he revisits the place by the Fraser River where his life found new meaning.