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Watch free screenings in Centennial Square of this Super 8 film featuring the lives of Victorians

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Get to know the people of Victoria a little better!

Join the City of Victoria for a free premiere screening of What Home Means to You—a series of eight three-minute short films that highlight local perspectives and their everyday lives. 

Not only are these shorts a powerful look into local experiences, they’re also captured using the vintage magic of Super 8 film! 

It will be showing on Thursday, June 6th from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Centennial Square. 

This project was made possible by City of Victoria Artist in Residence Kemi Craig, who invited eight emerging-to-established artists from various disciplines to participate. 

Each of these artists was given one roll of Super 8 film and asked to create a storyboard and shoot their short film in chronological order—many of these artists were exploring filmmaking for the first time!

The featured filmmakers include Charles Amartey, Aya Behr, Aya Djama Clappis, Abadan Hamidulla, Hossein Nazari, Taylor Pannell, Nikki Wilkinson and Zainab Bint Younus. 

Plus, local musicians Jo Ann C. Dalisay and Pesewa will perform live improvised music to accompany the films. 

Don’t worry about seating, all of that will be provided, along with free popcorn and refreshments while supplies last!

Registration or tickets are not required and this free event will take place rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. 

This Super 8 screening is a collaboration between Victoria’s OUR DWTN revitalization program and the CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers—which is an artist-run non-profit society that supports creators and artists.

Super 8 Film Screening: What Home Means to You

  • Where: Centennial Square, next to Victoria’s city hall
  • When: Thursday, June 6th from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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