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Digital Activism & Community Collaboration Panel moderated by John Greyson

This workshop is part of the 12th Annual Regent Park Film Festival and presented with York University.

Featuring local digital activists presenting case studies of their recent social justice cinema projects involving intensive community collaborations. Panellists will explore issues of aesthetics, access, consent, ethics, responsibility, voice, and advocacy. Registration open to all ages and is FREE.

The Regent Park Film Festival is Toronto’s only free multicultural community film festival, dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to inner-city communities like Regent Park, the largest and oldest public housing project in Canada.

Moderator:

John Greyson is a film and video artist whose works include Murder in Passing (2013), Fig Trees (2009), Proteus (2003) and Lilies (1996). A board/advisory member of Vtape, Cinema Politica, and the Toronto Palestine Film Festival, he teaches film at York University.

Featured Speakers:

Toronto based artist Rebecca Garrett has received numerous grants and awards for her visual art and experimental videos. She has also worked collaboratively and/or collectively with groups and individuals in Canada and Africa on community based documentaries, since 1989.

Audrey Huntley is a community researcher, organizer and storyteller of mixed settler and Indigenous ancestry. She has a Masters degree in political sciences from the Philipps University of Marburg Germany and recently completed her paralegal diploma.

Jorge Lozano has been working as a film and video artist and have achieved national and international recognition. His fiction films have been exhibited at the Toronto Film Festival and at the Sundance Film Festival amongst others. His experimental work has been exhibited at many international festivals and galleries. He has have expanded his artistic practice to the organization of many cultural and art events, the creation of aluCine, Toronto Latin Media Festival and facilitating self-representations video workshops for marginalized Latin and non- Latin youth in Canada since 1991, Venezuela 2005 and Colombia 2005-2013. Most recently Jorge premiered his feature film Civil War in Cali Colombia.

Chevy Eugene is ‘artivist,’ a dedicated community worker, an emerging writer, a growing photographer, and an aspiring filmmaker. He is currently working on his full-length film entitled ‘From Slaveships to Relationships: Narrations of Healing

Full schedule available at: http://regentparkfilmfestival.com/festival/

ADMISSION IS FREE - Guests can reserve their spot by visiting http://regentparkfilmfestival.com/festival/reserve-seats/


Digital Activism & Community Collaboration Panel moderated by John Greyson

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