Please join us for the launch of the Unstoried Series, a film series produced by Embrave: Agency to End Violence, formerly known as Interim Place, and Fela tv. This premiere event will focus on the Construction of Dangerous Women.
Attend the first live screening of Embracing Brave: A Tale of Survival , a short film inspired by the true story of a participant in Embrave’s ‘On Our Own’ Peer Program for survivors of violence incarcerated in Ontario.
Powerful and compelling but not at all unique, this woman’s story echoes those of program participants as well as the vast majority of women currently incarcerated in Canada. Through her story we shed light on the overrepresentation of Indigenous women in Canadian Prisons that results from colonialism. The film was produced in collaboration with Fela TV and directed by the incredibly talented up-and-coming director Kimberly Veitch.
- Premiere of Embracing Brave: A Tale of Survival
- Panel discussion with ‘On Our Own’ Peer Program creators and participants
- Also featuring video interview with director Kimberley Veitch
With this event we will amplify the voices of survivors of violence who are incarcerated, whose experiences are largely rendered invisible, and generate awareness on the stigma they face. It is our hope that this story will inspire you to unlearn some of the beliefs that you hold about criminalized survivors.
Embrave: Agency to End Violence gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Hazel McCallion Fund for Arts, Culture, and Heritage at the Community Foundation of Mississauga, a registered charitable public foundation serving the people of Mississauga.
We are also grateful for the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, which made the work at the heart of this project possible. The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario
Friday, December 18, 2020
Wheelchair Accessible Venue
For more information, please contact:
Development Manager 905-403-9691 #2223