As outlined in the Documentaries for Change (DfC) Final Report published today, the DfC project has sprouted from wild imaginations. One could say it takes a wild imagination to visualize spaces and places where people meet to influence change, or to imagine an entire society—where freedom … Continue reading Documentaries for Change – Why Do We Need Social Justice Art?
Take a load for free…and you put the load right on me. Robbie Robertson (The Weight, Music from Big Pink, 1968) In 2004 the phrase “citizen journalism”’ made its grand entrance following the aftermath of tsunami in south eastern Asia. … Continue reading Low Media Capital? Gaps and Opportunities for Citizen Engagement with Documentaries
Some people leave our lives without a trace. Others make an impact, be it by force or necessity – colleagues, lovers, family, friends. All of them shape the narratives of our lives in some way but only a few will leave us with the stories … Continue reading Finding, Keeping (and Fighting for?) Art- Based Narratives: Cosmopolis Toronto
The Multilingual Community Interpreter Service (MCIS) and the DOC Institute have come together to form Docs for Change, a unique initiative aimed at harnessing the power of documentary film to encourage community dialogue, inspire civic engagement, and combat the isolation … Continue reading Love Letters to Docs for Change
Collection development is a process of material selection and acquisition that consider both a users’ current requirements and their anticipated future needs. Collection development and management is a somewhat more sophisticated process,calling for a careful analysis of existing collections, management, storage, and … Continue reading Collection Development as a Tool of Impact