April 9, 2013
Since Counterpoints Arts is located on Hoxton Street, we’re finding like-minded folks and complimentary projects happening just next door and up the road. Here’s a tiny sample of how the street and surrounding neighbourhood is being re-imagined through collective archiving, creative mapping, participatory arts, free learning, social justice education and much more. Check out Dustin [...]
February 25, 2013
Imaginative, brave and feisty storytelling is at the heart of these five initiatives, where young people lead the way in challenging broken immigration and social policy and use their collective agency to steer public conversations towards youth oriented perspectives stemming from diverse, and deeply personal experiences. We encourage you to look, listen and take note [...]
February 8, 2013
Unlike academic circles where the ‘impact agenda’ has caused a good deal of rancorous (arguably myopic) debate, social documentary filmmaking takes ‘impact’ pretty much for granted. So much so that ‘impact evaluation’ is increasingly being considered as an integral component of the storytelling process – at least in some quarters. A Center for Social Media [...]
February 7, 2013
What a wonderful name for a project that soothes (potential) tensions, misunderstandings and competing expectations for filmmakers and funders! Socially engaged filmmakers interested in documentary as a vehicle for social change agendas often attract the interest of foundations. At least funders increasingly persuaded by the potential for documentary film to act as a powerful catalyst, [...]
November 20, 2012
‘How Democracy Works Now’ reads more like arid political science than a riveting 12-part documentary series on the US Immigration Reform Campaign (2001-2007).
November 7, 2012
Debates about the ‘value’ of arts and culture become even trickier when you throw ‘diversity’ into the mix.
October 30, 2012
We were pleased at Counterpoints Arts to have been invited by Picture House to host a Q&A with Guy Davidi, co-director of ’5 Broken Cameras’ (2011).
October 24, 2012
Can the web change the nitty gritty of the storytelling process and produce a ‘new genre’ of documentary?
October 24, 2012
‘Immigrant Nation’ invites audiences to contribute their migration stories through online actions while simultaneously steering a KickStarter Campaign.