Stories Beyond Borders: A Youth-led Digital Storytelling Project
At Access Alliance and Arts Etobicoke
Feb 8 – May 30, 2014
Three young leaders - Hala Sayed, April Domingo, and Candice Jacko (photo right) - presented Stories Beyond Borders, a project that engaged youth from aboriginal, refugee and immigrant communities to promote youth empowerment and community building/strengthening.
Mentored by Canadian Roots Exchange and Arts Etobicoke, the collective developed workshops that explored themes of diaspora, identity and community through the artistic medium of digital storytelling.
These workshops provided opportunities for learning various arts skills such as photography, storytelling and video editing. They also were a means for encouraging critical reflection on an individual personal level, developing a sense of community and giving a voice to the narratives that are often silenced.
On Friday, May 30, the collective presented an event at Beit Zatoun, featuring a screening of a short film that documented the participating youth’s personal experiences and thoughts on community and identity, especially in relation to indigenous history, issues and justice.
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