Community Shorts

Community Shorts

Curated by Cecilia Araneda

This series examines the process of artists and the community coming together in the creation of documentaries. Montrealer Shira Avni’s animated documentaries provide greater insight into the life, challenges and achievements of people with Down’s Syndrome. Winnipeg-based Jim Agapito and Ervin Chartrand have together and individually completed a number of documentaries and videos on the process of artists working collaboratively with the community. And, the youth of the Spence Neighborhood Association created a stunning collaborative documentary through a program of the Winnipeg Film  Group, providing us a telling look at their daily lives.

LIFE FROM 95
2010, 31 mins
Dirs: Jim Agapito and Ervin Chartrand

JOHN AND MICHAEL
2004, 10 mins
Dir: Shira Avni

TYING YOUR OWN SHOES
2006, 16 mins
Dir: Shira Avni

SPENCE NEIGHBOURHOOD CHAIN CAMERA
2009, 29 mins
Dir: the youth of the Spence Neighbourhood Association, supported by the Winnipeg Film Group

Join us for a panel discussion on Documentary in Community Art Practice on Sun Oct 16 at 4 PM
with panelists Jim Agapito, Shira Avni, Jamil Mahmood and Tricia Wasney