Date: Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 Room 301, Halifax Central Library - 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
FREE to participate. Sign up today! Light refreshments provided.
Description:'Oral Storytelling as Archive'
This workshop explores the history and use of oral storytelling as archive within a personal and family setting. One of the oldest ways to preserve and pass on our own histories, storytelling traditions stretch back millennia. Participants are asked to bring with them a short, oral story, either personal or familial, that they are comfortable sharing in an open circle. If the story is centred around an object such as a photograph or a letter, etc. participants are encouraged to bring the object.
This workshop will be held in an open, respectful circle and participants are asked to keep that spirit in mind as they chose a story to share with others.
This workshop is a part of Home Made Visible, a project that digitizes old home movies for Indigenous people and people of colour. Check us out at HomeMadeVisible.ca
Bretten Hannam is a filmmaker of Mi'kmaw, Ojibwe, and Scottish ancestry based in Kespukwitk, Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). His films deal with themes of community, culture, and tradition with a focus on Two Spirit identity. He is a Fellow of the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters, Outfest Screenwriting Lab, and the Canadian Film Centre’s Screenwriting Lab.
Bretten's work is featured in the Documentary Futurism program!
Please submit your completed application online by 5pm Friday, February 1st*.
Depending on the workshop capacity, walk-ins may be welcome. Please check our facebook page for updates:https://www.facebook.com/events/444683479402663/