Through the voices of substance users both past and present, this documentary highlights what harm reduction means and how it works. With remarkable access, honesty and openness, the film attempts to shape a better understanding of substance use and addiction.
Through situational vignettes, gains + losses illustrates Supnet’s thoughts on death and other personal, day-to-day anxieties. Made as a goodbye letter to a deceased beloved, the work touches on internal grief, tempered with a playful sense of humour and lo-fidelity charm.
In 2008, Street Health, the Regent Park Community Health Centre and the Bad Date Coalition initiated The Safer Stroll Project to respond to the stigma and marginalization that sex workers often face. Safer Stroll showcases the need for community outreach that both serves and engages the community it represents.
Vigil 5.4 commemorates the lives of missing and murdered aboriginal women who have disappeared from the streets of Vancouver. By documenting the performance Vigil by Rebecca Belmore on a street corner in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, this film asks us to question how we choose to remember and who we choose to forget.