An article about McCauley Moments is in today’s Metro:
For Immediate Release: Documentary Shows the Brighter Side of McCauley
McCauley is an inner city neighbourhood in Edmonton often viewed as an unsafe community. We always hear about the crime, the poverty, and various undesirable activities. However, there is another side to this community. One that is vibrant, diverse, and exciting.
Independent filmmaker Paula E. Kirman captures the brighter side of McCauley in the new documentary McCauley Moments. McCauley Moments features interviews with numerous area residents and business owners, who talk about why they chose to live and work in the area. It also documents close to a year in the life of the neighbourhood, through the many events that take place there.
“The intent of the project is to try to break through the stereotypes that are out there about McCauley,” says Kirman. “McCauley Moments will show people throughout Edmonton all of the wonderful things McCauley has to offer, like friendly neighbours, excellent shopping, and incredible events. It will hopefully encourage them to come visit the community, spend some time here, and maybe even move here or start a business here themselves.”
The film will be seen for the first time in front of an audience at a community celebration this weekend:
Date: Sunday, November 10
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Recreation Centre, Room 4 (main floor, between the field and cashier)
McCauley Moments was produced with the assistance of McCauley Revitalization/City of Edmonton and The Works International Visual Arts Society.
After the launch, the 35 minute film will be available to be viewed online at the project’s website:
The event is free and the filmmaker and representatives from McCauley Revitalization and The Works will be in attendance.
For More Information:
Paula E. Kirman
McCauley Revitalization Coordinator
City of Edmonton
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At long last, McCauley Moments will be screened for the first time in public on Sunday, November 10, from 2-4 p.m. in room 4 at the Commonwealth Recreation Centre. There is a load of free parking, and the location is right along the LRT route. The event is free and we’ll even have refreshments from the Italian Centre!
Doors are at 2 p.m., followed by a welcome at 2:15 and then a screening of the film (approximately 35 minutes) at 2:30. The filmmaker will be in attendance, as well as representatives from McCauley Revitalization and The Works.
Here is the Facebook event for the launch – hope to see you there!
Viva Italia, Viva Edmonton (VIVE), the second major part of East Meets West, took place on August 25. There was lots of music, cooking lessons, dancing, and, of course, FOOD! New this year were wrestling matches and a children’s stage. Here is a look at the event!
I had the pleasure last week of interviewing Ken and Miranda from Zocalo, one of the funkiest home and garden shops in the city. They live and work in McCauley and I asked them about their experiences on both fronts.
Today, I returned to Zocalo to photograph one of the “living rocks” being created for the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier coming up this weekend.
What exactly is a “living rock”? I am so glad you asked 0 take a look at this short video to find out.