Saturday, July 16, 2011

PAST: FILM: TUES, August 16th at BloomScreen "The Storytelling Class" 7:00pm - 9:00pm, by donation

BloomScreen Presents The Storytelling Class
Film followed by discussion and Q & A
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Free, donations are encouraged
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Popcorn and refreshments provided.

The Storytelling Class (2010, 59 min), view trailer. John Paskievich and John Whiteway’s documentary tells how an after-school storytelling project helped mend a divided urban school – breaking cultural boundaries and creating community.

Located in Winnipeg’s downtown core, Gordon Bell High School is probably the most culturally varied school in the city, with 58 different languages spoken by the student body. Many students are children who have arrived as refugees from various war torn areas of the world.
In an effort to build bridges of friendship and belonging across cultures and histories, teacher Marc Kuly initiated an after-school storytelling project whereby the immigrant students would share stories with their Canadian peers. Read more.

After the screening, we’ll have a discussion on the talking points of the film.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts. Our goal is to provide a unique experience that a local Cineplex cannot – an opportunity for discussion that allows a better understanding of issues affecting our communities and our world.

3222 11th St, NW - at Kenyon
Metro: Columbia Heights

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