Diverse Voices & Portraits

Stories of diversity, discrimination & inclusion

Artists

Catrina Longmuir

Catrina holds a picture of herself and her Grandfather, taken in Japan.

Catrina holds a picture of herself and her Grandfather, taken in Japan.

Catrina is an independent producer & artist working in documentary film & (multi)media arts. At the National Film Board of Canada she worked on CitizenShift and then as Associate Producer in Vancouver. Much of her time at the NFB was spent producing community oriented ‘digital storytelling’ workshops such as ‘Our World’ ‘Tales of Bridgeview’ and the ‘Colouring Book‘, enabling youth to use their voices to create socially relevant short films. She has recently co-produced 13 short films entitled “Our First Voices” about First Nations language revitalization efforts, commissioned by Knowledge Network in partnership with the First Peoples Heritage Language & Culture Council. Recently, as an independent artist, she participated in the Spatial Poetics IX event at the VIVO Media Arts Gallery in conjunction with the Powell Street Festival. Her piece entitled “Okosama Lunch” was an installation done in a Japanese Mizudansu (kitchen cupboard) and had a series of paintings & sculptures that she created based on notions of childhood in Japan. This piece was done in collaboration with Asa Mori (animator) and Alison Maddaugh (Landscape Architect).

With a background in Fine Arts & Anthropology, Catrina’s passion lies in collaboratively creating work that is both aesthetically intriguing and encourages social change.

Lisa g Nielsen

Lisa holds an an embroidery made by her Mormor (Danish for Grandmother)

Lisa holds an an embroidery made by her Mormor (Danish for Grandmother)

Lisa is the first generation of her Danish family to be born in Canada. She is a world traveller who has lived/worked in Israel, Japan, Greece and Denmark and has experienced, at least superficially, the feeling of otherness.

Lisa g is a multidisciplinary artist who has enjoyed expression through photography, performance and the written word. As graduate of the Vancouver Film School Lisa g has been focused for the last 12 years in the digital media realm. Her short videos (live action, doc and animation) have traveled the globe and collected awards along the way. Lisa g currently creates personal, commissioned and community based short documentaries, and teaches digital storytelling workshops all over BC and the Yukon. She works both as an individual artist and as a producer (along with Catrina Longmuir)  through their company: Bite Size Media.

Some of her community projects: Our WorldVancouver Stories, Kerrisdale Collective Memory

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