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Behind the Lens - WHITEWASH: Nadine Valcin in conversation with Debbie Ebanks Schlums


Archive/Counter-Archive is partnering with Breakthroughs Film Festival for BEHIND THE LENS - a series of screenings and talkbacks with IBPOC filmmakers working at the intersections of art and social change.

On Tuesday, September 15 at 7pm EST, join director Nadine Valcin and director of photography Chris Romeike in a moderated conversation with A/CA student researcher Debbie Ebanks Schlums about the making of WHITEWASH, an experimental film that examines slavery in Canada and its omission from the national narrative.

The team will also answer audience questions about their ethos as artists as well as the specifics of treatment/script-writing, casting, finding crew, pre-production, directing, producing, post-production, distribution and screenings with their selected short film.

Note: The film will be available to watch via Eventive from September 14-16. Only registered attendees will be emailed a code to access the film online.

Registration is FREE. RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bff-presents-behind-the-lens-x-whitewash-tickets-118768452639

Closed captioning provided by Rolling Pictures and ASL interpretation will be available thanks to Deaf Spectrum

About the participants:

Nadine Valcin is a filmmaker and media artist. She is currently an MFA candidate in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University as well as the Archive/Counter Archive artist-in-residence at Library and Archives Canada.

Chris Romeike is an award winning and nominated cinematographer and filmmaker. His work has allowed him to travel throughout the globe, inspiring his passion and sensitivity as a visual storyteller.

Debbie Ebanks Schlums is a multidisciplinary artist and a Research Assistant with Archive/Counter-Archive at York University and is pursuing a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies. Her research explores methods of Caribbean diasporic archiving.