The end of 2 years of studies at Emily Carr University.
In the exhibition of the Master of Applied Art students in the University's Charles H. Scott Gallery, I am exhibiting a new video work called Word Finding.
This gallery-based piece is a reflection on a community-based video project that I am currently completing with participants of the Elder Financial Abuse Dialogue project in North Vancouver, and students from the Film and Video program at Emily Carr University.
It looks something like this:
I am very grateful to Bette, Iara, Glenys, and Claire for being so willing to get involved in a community video project. The entire project will be screened on June 15, 2011 - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at the John Braithwaite Community Centre in North Vancouver.
These are some of the words that the participants have found to address the issue of elder financial abuse:
seldom stops by itself
you need to take some action
much to my disbelieving ears
I heard my own voice
saying I do believe
you are trying to scam me
I am a feminist & social worker
who has worked in the field
of family violence for 25 years . . . .