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New Kamloops workshop will teach Indigenous youth how to make short films

A screen capture from the film Kugluktuk Youth and Elders on the Land: a Documentary.
Image Credit: YOUTUBE/ Reel Youth
July 05, 2019 - 10:00 AM

KAMLOOPS – Indigenous youth are being asked to step up and take part in a Kamloops workshop to learn about filmmaking and community elders.

The Kamloops Youth and Elders Doc Project is a documentary workshop that will bring Indigenous youth and elders together to produce short documentary films, according to a news release issued by the Thompson Nicola Film Commission.

It's a workshop that has taken place all over Canada through Reel Youth, an organization that supports youth and adults to create and distribute films. They have been doing the workshop for six years and it's the first time its coming to this city, according to the company's director and co-founder, Mark Vonesch.

In partnership with the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society, the program will teach young Indigenous people aged 13 to 24 how to plan, shoot, edit a short film, work creatively with a small group, and offer fishing camps at Nlaka’pmaux Nation. Youth will help tell the stories of Elders within their communities while learning from them.

Any level of experience is accepted. The workshop will take place from Aug. 1 to 6 and full attendance is required. 

Vonesch says they will accept 13 submissions.

For more information or to learn how to apply go here.

Watch the documentary below from a past youth and elders program.

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