Monday, December 6, 2010

Watch December 6 on December 6

On this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, for one day only, I have uploaded the entire film featuring evalyn parry's spoken word tour-de-force, "14 (for December 6)."

The film will soon be available for distribution through V Tape. More details to follow.

Edit (December 8): Due to the overwhelming response, the video will be live until midnight on Monday, December 13!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lani's Story

Just finished the imagineNATIVE screening, in a special program co-presented by the Assaulted Women's Hotline and WIFT-Toronto. The film was screened along with "Open Season: On the Rights of Native Women" and " Lani's Story," a documentary from Australia about a young Aboriginal woman’s journey from victim to victor. Hopefully, both of these films will be picked up by broadcasters here in Canada so more people will have a chance to see them. I particularly recommend "Lani's Story"... keep your eyes open for both Lani's book and a possible feature film in the future!

Lani Brennan, the subject of the domestic abuse documentary Lani's Story, speaks to the audience as directors Cara Mumford and Genevieve Grieves and spoken word artist Evalyn Parry look on.

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

‎"Clever and uncompromising, this spoken-word tour de force recalls the events of the Montreal massacre at École Polytechnique, making a bold statement for the abolishment of violence against women." ~ imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

ImagineNATIVE 2010: My top picks by Samantha Anderson, CBC News: "Sunday, starting at 1pm is a compilation of women's programming with four films including Cara Mumford's December 6, purported to be "a spoken-word tour de force" that recalls the events of the Montreal Massacre."

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Celebration of Women, A Celebration of Dance!

Date: Sunday, October 3, 2010
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Temple B'Nai Tikvah
Address: 900 47th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

Before "December 6" premieres at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto at the end of October, and before I move back to Ontario this November, I would like to hold an afternoon screening in Calgary for all of my friends and family, including my extended families in film, theatre and dance communities, the Aboriginal and Jewish communities and, of course, the wonderful sisters (and brothers) that I met through Marsha Ellen Meidow. So come celebrate!

Music by Jadesong Ray Marlin
Dance Performances by dancers from the film,
including Charity Anne Doucette (photo)
A Demonstration by Capoeira Ache Brasil Calgary

There will also be a Wine & Cheese*
as well as a Silent Auction and Garage Sale Corner* to raise money for both the film and the Marsha Ellen Meidow Foundation, supporting organizations that aid women and girls in high risk situations.

* non-alcoholic beverages and lactose-free munchies will also be available
* I'm purging my apartment as I prepare to move and much of it is not silent auction worthy. So come dig through my books, music and movies (along with a few pieces of furniture) that are being abandoned and give some of them a good home! The profits from the Garage Sale Corner will also be part of the fundraising proceeds.

Admission is FREE
(but donations are welcome)

Feel free to invite your friends... and tell them to invite their friends. Let's really celebrate!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dance promo on Vimeo

As I prepare to film two dancers this summer, I decided to put together a promotional video highlighting a few of the dancers filmed last summer:

Monday, January 25, 2010

RIP Marsha Ellen Meidow

It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of Marsha Ellen Meidow who spoke at the December 6 memorial screening. She died suddenly of a brain aneurysm on January 6, exactly one month after the memorial. She was only 34 years old. Here is the speech she made upon winning Calgary's Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2007:

Marsha’s sisters, Vagina Warriors, friends and loved ones are in the process of forming the Marsha Ellen Mediow Foundation. The Foundation will attempt to carry on Marsha’s tireless efforts towards a ‘World without violence toward women and girls.’