FLEFF Workshop: Montreal Voices transmedia project with producer Elizabeth Miller

03/25/2013

Contributed by Karen Rodriguez

Thursday April 4 1:10-2:25pm Park 281

Life Stories Montreal is an interactive media project which uses personal stories and a range of media tools (DIY cartography, video, sound walks, mapping, photography) to better understand the experiences of youth with refugee experience in Montreal. Our objective has been to produce creative work that will have an impact on policy, education, art and on the lives of the youth involved. We have produced a book in english and french, both of which are available for download as well as over twenty films and documentaries.

Elizabeth Miller is a professor in Communication Studies at Concordia University and a documentary maker interested in new approaches to community collaborations and documentary as a way to connect personal stories to larger social concerns. Her films on timely issues such as water privatization and immigration have won awards and been integrated into educational curricula and influenced decisions makers. Miller provides
training in media advocacy to educators and human rights organizations around the
world and she currently serves on the board of the International Association of Women in Television and Radio. Her latest collaborative project, Mapping Memories is being used to raise awareness about refugee youth in Montreal.


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