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Film, Video, and New Media from Aboriginal and Diverse Communities

Cultural Pluralism in the Arts presents Film in Toronto

As part of its ongoing commitment to educate future arts managers and support the development of critical thinking about issues related to equity within the arts sector, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts, in collaboration with Arts and Events Programming, is pleased to present Film, Video, and New Media from Aboriginal and Diverse Communities.

Featuring well-known speakers and festival managers, the informative panel discussion will take place on March 15, 2012 from 2:00 – 5:00pm in BV 340. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Appearing on the panel are Scott Miller Berry, Heather Keung, Sinara Rozo, Gina Badger and Jason Ryle. In addition to discussing the role and importance of film and video, they will also preview scenes from relevant works that have been entered into their respective festivals.

For more information, please contact Arts & Events Programming at aep@utsc.utoronto.ca or at 416 208 4769.

Panelist Information:

Scott Miller Berry is the Executive Director of Toronto’s Image Festival since 2005. It is North America’s largest integrated media arts festival. He also maintains an independent filmmaking practice where his most recent film is “anamnesis”

Heather Keung is currently the Artistic Director of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and has been active contributor to local organizations including Images Festival, Trinity Square Video and Vtape.  

Sinara Rozo is the executive director and co-founder of Alucine Latin Media Festival since 1995. Alucine has grown from a 3 day event to a 3 week festival.

Gina Badger is an artist and writer based in Toronto, is currently the Editorial Director for FUSE Magazine. Her recent work, Rates of Accumulation, encompasses a sound installation, a pirate radio broadcast, a four-channel video installation, a large-scale drawing, and a series of performances.

Jason Ryle is a programmer, writer and filmmaker based in Toronto. Jason also sits on the Board of Directors for Vtape, one of Canada’s largest independent video distributors.




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