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DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

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Filmmaker in Residence

Katerina Cizek collaborates with doctors and patients to capture the stories of a Toronto hospital in the National Film Board of Canada’s pioneering Filmmaker in Residence initiative.

The Filmmaker-in-Residence program is an alternative model of media-making. This collaborative initiative is the National Film Board of Canada’s effort to reach out to communities and places media creation into the hands of citizens – the agents of true social change. For this first project, documentary filmmaker Katerina Cizek took up “residence” at the St. Michael Hospital in Toronto, working with doctors, nurses, researchers, and patients.

Visitors can crisscross through her story at their own tempo, viewing texts, photographs, sound collages, and video images. Cizek follows three organizations that are connected with the hospital at various levels in the community. She joins Brendon, a police officer, and Ellen, a psychiatric nurse, as they work together on the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team. She also accompanies doctors from Dignitas International to Malawi, where the hospital makes its spearheading contribution to the struggle against HIV/AIDS.

Project details

Year of development :2006
Created by:Katerina Cizek
With:National Film Board of Canada

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