A Response to 2020

Since the beginning of 2020, I’ve struggled to find my voice amidst the chaos. Between the pandemic and BLM protests, I didn’t know how to contribute to the global conversation about strategizing for a better future. But then it hit me – the world needs more beauty and more bridging of diverse and niche communities (i.e. more novelty).

On August 26th, 2020, I hosted a screening of seven films at the Nelson Civic Theatre drive-in called Dog Days. “Dog days” is known as the period between July and September where the heat of summer prevents anything from happening too quickly. During this traditional time of inertia, I wanted these films to inform the kind of listening and learning that is so important right now.

All seven films have been selected for their visual beauty and bold story telling. As important as it is to have passion behind what you do, strong convictions are where real empowerment comes from. These films achieve this balance – are passionate and stand for something.

If you missed it, don’t worry, all the films are available online and you can find them through the PDF below (all the titles are hyperlinked).

My goal was to create a meaningful curation that gives a platform to minority groups and radical ideas. I hope these films help provide a foundation for our evolving conversations about what we want our future to look like and the kinds of people we want to be. I hope you enjoy it.

Link to Dog Days PDF