AFFIRMING COLLABORATION : Book and Videos in English

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Devora Neumark and Johanne Chagnon, eds. in collaboration with Louise Lachapelle. Affirming Collaboration: Community and Humanist Activist Art in Québec and Elsewhere. Montréal and Calgary: Engrenage Noir / LEVIER, LUX Éditeur and Detselig Enterprises Ltd., [2011] 2013 [Online].



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DOCUMENTING COLLABORATION : Video Compilation


Corps parlants
Women’s Centre of Montréal
French, Spanish and English with French and English subtitles
2005-2007
“This video explores creative expression through the body, movement and dance in order to address some of the more significant personal and social challenges experienced by women of various cultures, most of whom are new immigrants to Canada. We always come back to celebration, to beauty and to the joy of movement for ourselves and with others.” (Affirming Collaboration, page 376. See also for the names of the people associated with this video project)
Raising Mom
Head and Hands, Montréal / Young Parents’ Program
English with French subtitles
2005-2007
“This video promotes creativity as a means towards independence. By sharing our stories, we wanted to renew our sense of respect and mutual understanding. By communicating our desires, we hope to find strength and courage to achieve our dreams.” (Affirming Collaboration, page 376. See also for the names of the people associated with this video project)
Tuganire
The Montréal Rwandan community
French with English subtitles
2004-2007
“This documentary emerges from the Rwandan diaspora and the inability to accept the reality of the human extermination project that was the 1994 Tutsi genocide. This video, which speaks of love and empowerment, has waited 10 years to come to light in its current form.” (Affirming Collaboration, page 376. See also for the names of the people associated with this video project)
Voir son intérieur pour mieux vivre dehors
Le CARRÉ (Comptoir Alimentaire de Rencontres, de Références et d’Entraide [A centre for food, encounters, references and mutual help])
French with English subtitles
2003-2007
“This documentary is the work of four women experimenting with community art. You’ll find colourful, humorous scenes and the testimonies of dynamic and warm people. They speak of collaboration, solidarity, and growth; how they have overcome obstacles; and the concrete results that motivate them to press onward.” (Affirming Collaboration, page 376. See also for the names of the people associated with this video project)
L’art est vaste
Montreal Herstreet in collaboration with Groupe Intervention Vidéo, Montréal
French with English subtitles
2005-2007
“This video presents brief profiles of women who speak of their participation in a photography workshop. The celebration of artistic and human achievement that the women are willing to share with us does not conceal the difficulties they encountered. In life as in photography, light and shade are never far from each other…” (Affirming Collaboration, page 376. See also for the names of the people associated with this video project)