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  • LCBTQ and Other Important Letters

    LCBTQ and Other Important Letters

    Not having a lot of experience with the LGBTQ community and what even those letters really mean, I gained new perspective when interviewing people for Yiorgos’ Acts of Greatness project. Gender flexible and androgynous were just a few of the terms I learned. More revealing was their struggle to define themselves when the mainstream ran counter to their instincts. But isn’t that what more of us are facing? Often the mainstream doesn’t make sense and we have to challenge and […]

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  • Elder in the Making

    Elder in the Making

    :An aboriginal and a settler go on a Treaty 7 roadtrip Over the last year I have been getting to know the cast and crew of the Making Treaty 7 theatrical production. Seeing native and non-native actors, playwrights, dancers, and musicians studying, exploring, and expressing the stories surrounding Treaty 7 was eye-opening. How many of us know anything about our heritage here in Southern Alberta? Can we see how it shapes us today? If the sold-out workshop presentation at the […]

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  • Making Treaty 7 – A Hidden Story

    Making Treaty 7 – A Hidden Story

      Sometimes the most important hidden story is the one concealed right underneath your local history books. All my life I have lived on Treaty 7 land and know not a single fact about it. I was born in Montreal with a Chinese heritage, but I grew up here in Calgary. Sure, I read something about small pox wiping out most of the indigenous population. Yet for the most part I had this sense that there was no history here. […]

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  • Langevin Filmfest Awards

    Langevin Filmfest Awards

    With the success of the Alice Jamieson Film Festival, I decided I wanted to try this same documentary film project approach with another school. This time Ms. Gemma Epp volunteered her four grade seven classes. Add financial support from Calgary 2012 and the Langevin Parent Council and teacher support from Ms. Keets, Mr. Howe, and Mr. Yeo, it was a great chance to collaborate on a longer term project. Good thing we had five months to work with 120 rambunctious […]

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  • ADVOCATE for Change (Official Trailer)

    ADVOCATE for Change (Official Trailer)

    Discover what Nepalese youth have to teach us about advocating for change in their community. Commissioned by CAWST, an international water sanitation training organization, this participatory documentary puts the camera in the hands of young activists letting them tell their story.

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Chris Hsiung
chris@hiddenstory.ca
403-660-2187