This media project, which grew from an invitation to produce a project in Toronto examined the influence of language and culture in the identity of young Canadians, ages 16 - 24, living in Toronto and Montréal. Preliminary workshops in video production and media literacy (where the participant's analyzed different approaches to advertising, news, music videos and pop culture materials) were produced at University of Toronto and Oboro Montréal. The participants in Toronto then partnered with participants in Montréal and the pairs exchanged video dialogues over three months, meeting as a group twice a month via video teleconferencing.
The videos were shown in galleries and libraries and projected from storefronts in each city where the public recorded their response to the project and their thoughts about the relationship between language and culture in English and French speaking parts of Canada.
Produced in collaboration with Deborah Bennet.Funded with support from Birger Christensen, ITIF, Magna International, Oboro, University of Toronto, Concordia University and Exposure NYC.