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VIDEO Post: Dissent Chill: The Chill Against Political Dissent in Indie Art – Panel Discussion

VIDEO Post: Dissent Chill: The Chill Against Political Dissent in Indie Art – Panel Discussion

By on Nov 20, 2012 in News, On The Road, Video | 0 comments

Watch directly on youtube The Chill Against Political Dissent in Art (Canadian) (recorded from the panel discussion Sat. nov 17, 2012, Vancouver BC) As the conservative government threatens art grants and rejects funding for artistic projects and centres that support projects it sees as anti-government or “glorify[ing] terrorism,” are artists and art centres afraid to create controversial works for fear of losing funding? Panelists will discuss the perceptions and realities surrounding this topic. About the Panelists: Charlie Demers Born and raised in Vancouver, this activist and comedian is a a regular performer on CBC Radio One’s The Debaters, and co-host of Citytv’s comedic panel show The Citynews List in Vancouver. In 2005, he was the judges’ choice for Vancouver’s funniest new comic; since then he has been featured on national radio, in print, as well as in festivals and live venues across Canada and the Pacific Northwest and with Paul Bae as the sketch duo “Bucket”―the act Robin Williams called “the future of comedy.” His first novel, The Prescription Errors (Insomniac Press), is out now.   Dr. Ray Hsu  Dr. Ray Hsu lectures widely on creativity, education, and leadership. He was recently invited to give a TEDx talk on “How to Live a Creative Life.” While teaching in a US prison for two years, Hsu founded the Prison Writing Workshop as a forum for incarcerated writers to develop and publish their work. He worked with a local radio host in order to showcase their work on public radio. A co-founder of Art Song Lab, Hsu’s interdisciplinary platform to create fusions across poetry, music, and performance began with a wish to make his artistic friendship available to other creators. He is the author of two award-winning books and has written for over 50 publications internationally. He also interviews regularly for television, radio, and magazines as UBC Expert in youth trends, popular culture, and diversity.     Mark Leiren-Young Mark Leiren-Young is the author of Never Shoot a Stampede Queen, winner of the 2009 Leacock Medal for Humour. He wrote, directed and produced the award-winning feature film The Green Chain and wrote and produced the EarthVision award–winning TV comedy special Greenpieces. His stage plays have been produced throughout Canada and the US...

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-10-13

By on Oct 13, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Occupy Love after Party Photos. A fabulous party.The film is tremendous and touches the heart 🙂 VIFF @Vcrow @occupylove… # VIDEO: Part one of the Occupy Love Talkback from the world Premiere at VIFF http://t.co/w65QLHsw @occupylove @Vcrow #bethechange #cdnfilmfun # Aloha @leirenyoung … why don't you follow us so you can like Rayne's tweets? It would be a nice thing to do 😉 Namaste. # With desire for mutually shared experiences, we just used this tool to delete 198 tweeps who weren't following back. http://t.co/c6QtMLGo # "God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart." Izaak Walton # Blessings and best wishes for Thanksgiving amazing one. Love and gratitude to you wherever you are, and whatever you are doing. Namaste. # Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. – W.J. Cameron # Share Is Caring 🙂Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-10-06

By on Oct 6, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

At Word on the Street Vancouver, listening to George Bowring. 🙂 come out and say hi 🙂 # Writers Mafia VIFF party is a blast – so many brilliant people in one place, could be dangerous lol #cdnfilmfun #1stweekendclub @leirenyoung # Looking forward to the premiere of @OccupyLoveFilm by @Vcrow. Fierce light was a remarkable film. See you there! #cdnfilmfun #1stweekendclub # Aloha @Vcrow and @occupylove thanks for following me! Sending adoration and best wishes. Will post photos and talkback video footage soon. # Super excited about seeing Revolution: Save the Humans Tonight at VIFF. # VIFF Photos: Occupy Love Film Premiere with Velcrow Ripper @occupylove @Vcrow http://t.co/flhbfpy6 # Share Is Caring 🙂Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-10-06

By on Oct 6, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

At Word on the Street Vancouver, listening to George Bowring. 🙂 come out and say hi 🙂 # Writers Mafia VIFF party is a blast – so many brilliant people in one place, could be dangerous lol #cdnfilmfun #1stweekendclub @leirenyoung # Looking forward to the premiere of @OccupyLoveFilm by @Vcrow. Fierce light was a remarkable film. See you there! #cdnfilmfun #1stweekendclub # Aloha @Vcrow and @occupylove thanks for following me! Sending adoration and best wishes. Will post photos and talkback video footage soon. # Super excited about seeing Revolution: Save the Humans Tonight at VIFF. # VIFF Photos: Occupy Love Film Premiere with Velcrow Ripper @occupylove @Vcrow http://t.co/flhbfpy6 # Share Is Caring 🙂Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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Occupy Love after Party :) VIFF @Vcrow @occupylove

By on Oct 5, 2012 in 2012 VIFF, On The Road, Photos | 0 comments

Occupy Love after Party 🙂 VIFF, a set on Flickr. Via Flickr: Images from the Vancouver International Film Festival Party for Occupy Love the film, with Velcrow and friends. Feel free to tag yourself! Please share and support the film at www.occupylove.org See the Talkback video/write up and tune in at www.enlightenarts.com Follow us on Facebook or Twitter Taken with an IPhone 4 and evolved with Photoshop. A note about night photos. I hate flash. I want to catch natural situations, and unscripted moments when people are in the flow… and so…. these photos are taken with an IPhone 4 and evolved with Photoshop. More of an artform than a photo set really. 🙂 Stay tuned for more. Namaste. Share Is Caring 🙂Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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