The Games Institute and Dr. Aynur Kadir invite you to the Digital Storytelling Film Festival for DAC 302 on December 2nd, from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.
DAC 302 is a project-based course that guides students to produce high quality, reality-based digital narratives. It reviews and consolidates the fundamentals of digital video production, including camera and composition skills, the role of sound, sound-image relationship, lighting, continuity and montage editing in documentary style. Students from the Fall 2019 cohort formed three teams to produce short documentaries about local researchers and Indigenous artists and scholars.
This documentary film premieres the work and life of Heather George, a historian, artist, mother, and active member of the Native-Canadian community. Being Anishinaabe herself, George dedicates her life work to community engagement and the revitalization of cultural heritage within the Six Nations indigenous community in Ontario. As George takes us through her personal stories and experiences, she highlights the dispersion of knowledge and opportunities in accessing indigenous materials. Through beading workshops and Pow Wows, George shows us how she pieces back the parts of her culture one by one.
We invite you to the journey of an Anishinaabe artist Luke Swinson reconnecting with his indigenous roots through digital illustrations. In the documentary, we show how Luke leverages new forms of digital media to share his culture at scale. This is a journey about learning, growing and moving forward. We hope you enjoy this ride as much as we do!
This film encapsulates the story of the intersectional feminist design research lab,
qCollaborative. It calls attention to the collaborators’ efforts to use design as a tool for addressing social justice issues. This becomes apparent by following the collaborators through their workshop, “technoTampons”.
All are welcome! Light snacks and refreshment will be provided.
Dr. Aynur Kadir
The Games Institute
175 Columbia St. W.
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1