Maples Collegiate ASL #changethenarrative video

I recently helped out members of the Aboriginal Student Leadership group at Maples Collegiate during my teaching practicum with a video.

Tired of constantly facing abusive social media posts about Indigenous people the student group decided to tackle fight back by issuing a statement. Film and Video is a medium to express yourself, and in many cases is a powerful tool to get your point across.

 

 

 

 

NSI New Voices 2015 Alumni Day Visit

Andrew George NSI New Voices

Yeah, the pic’s a little fuzzy, but it was taken quickly in the moment. Above is my attempt of getting NSI’s 2015 New Voices class in a semi-failed Ellen-selfie type of shot.

I visited the class during alumni day this week. Brought back old memories. You see, I was part of the 2013 New Voices class. The program is designed to get Aboriginal youth involved in the Winnipeg film and television industry.

It was nice to see other alumni talk about their current projects, and it was great to reflect and realize just how successful the project is. For Why We Playeveryone involved so far has either been through New Voices,  Aboriginal, or has taken a program through NSI. They’re probably dozens of projects worked on every year by New Voices grads.