CANADIAN FRAME(LINES) - Documentary (Trailer)
Canadian Frame(lines) is a blend of filmmaking, craft workshops, and sociological research focusing on the possibly answerless question of the nature of Canadian identity and what it is to be a Canadian. We live in this gorgeous country, and while adjectives come to mind, we tend to be influenced by what the media believes Canada is. This project will give Canadians the opportunity to answer the question for themselves. Starting on January 1st, 2013, we will spend one year traveling across Canada in our modified former school bus, teaching others how to shoot and process Super 8mm film. We will ask all of the participants in our project to go out and film a 3 minute cartridge of what they believe is representative of Canadian identity and how their own community fits into that. All of the short films created will be screened in each Canadian town/city, increasing in number as our journey progresses.
For interested people living in regions we will not be able to visit in person, Canadian Frame(lines) will also have established a web site on which anybody can post videos, photos, audio, or writing that they feel contributes to the understanding of Canadian identity. Participants should feel free to take liberties–this is not a literal rule, more of a suggestion. The posts to our website will be organized in a map so that certain regional and cross-regional similarities can be determined with ease.
At the end of our journey, we will return home to Vancouver, BC. The films we have collected from people all across the country, as well as audio samples from corresponding locations, will be staged on screens in a gallery to form a physical walking tour of the country. This will allow Canadians (and those who just want to learn about Canada!) the opportunity to experience their own trip across Canada.
If you would like to help support CANADIAN FRAME(LINES), please visit their IndieGoGo page: