The Edmonton Journal published an online gallery of photos from the screening of McCauley Moments, featuring lots of pictures of residents who were part of the film!
Here is McCauley Moments in its entirety! Enjoy!
CBC News did a piece about McCauley Moments yesterday, and it is still being shown on television as of this morning! One of my Facebook friends captured the clip here!
I was interviewed by the Edmonton Journal‘s Sheila Pratt today, and she came to the launch this afternoon. Here is her article:
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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The Chinatown Festival portion of this year’s East Meets West took place on August 17. It was an exciting and fun time, with dancers, martial arts demonstrations, dancers, food trucks, a Lion Dance, and more! Footage from the event will be featured in McCauley Moments. Here is an extended video about the Chinatown Festival.
The McCauley Family Life Videography Project has an official title: McCauley Moments. Here is the trailer for the project, featuring some clips from events and interviews:
Last night, the book McCauley, Then & Now launched at Zocalo. The book is designed as a walking guide to the neighbourhood and includes the history of the area, many of its buildings, and stories from long-term current and former residents. The launch featured people from the committee that created the book speaking, reading, and making music. I was the Editor of the project, and spent the evening behind the camera filming the event. Here it is!
Heart of the City celebrated its tenth anniversary on June 1 and 2, 2013. Here are some videos of the performers, art, and audience: