Work produced during a Regent Park Film Festival Workshop Made possible with funding from the Artists in Community and Collaboration grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. The Every Day, a grounding anchor, a commitment to explore the rich stories and magic that hide just underneath the surface of the faces, places and routines we encounter on a daily basis. This theme was explored in a 10 session workshop, where nine participants from St. Michael’s Hospital’s STAR Learning Centre in Regent Park, worked with our facilitators Gabriel Emmis and artist in residence Anna Maguire to take pictures, tell stories and develop the video piece you see today. Accompanying this are photographs taken by the participants, and a book that brings together more photographs and stories that flowed out through the first 5 weeks.
Participants: Anne, anonymous member, Dave, Francis, Gulanar, Monica, Sanda, Tari, Teresa
The STAR (Supporting Transitions and Recovery) Learning Centre is an adult education program and the first project of the Urban Angel Fund for Homeless People at St. Michael’s Hospital. STAR is Canada’s first recovery education centre and provides community-based educational services with a focus on functional recovery and the development of practical skills and knowledge in order to help people participate in society and daily activities.