13:00 – 15:00 – Film screening “Economical Reconciliation” by Andree Cazabon
Description: Produced on the heels of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations, this film elevates the voices of Indigenous Leaders on economic reconciliation. Canada is ranked as one of the best country to live in the world whereas Canada’s Indigenous Peoples’ living condition rank 63rd in the world. The gaps in living condition is revealed along with the ongoing impact of Canada’s colonialism. Indigenous leaders pave the way forward towards concrete solutions that can help fuel economic growth of Indigenous Nations which would benefit the entire country.
Director’s bio: As an ally- settler, Andree Cazabon made a personal and professional 10-year commitment to reconciliation in 2007. She works under the vision, guidance and direction of Indigenous Peoples in all her projects. With the collaboration and guidance of First Nations University of Canada and NCCIE, this 4-part series on reconciliation is a continuation of her commitment.
As a Gemini nominee, Andrée Cazabon’s films have amassed over 1 million viewers on CBC -Newsworld, TVA, Canal D, Radio-Canada, and CBC Television. A member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and Documentary Organization of Canada, she is the founder and CEO of Productions Cazabon, an award-winning bilingual film and television production company based in Toronto, Canada, with a satellite office in Regina, Saskatchewan. 2019 marks the twelfth year of her professional and personal commitment to reconciliation since her film, ‘3rd World Canada’. Rideau Hall acknowledged her service to reconciliation by awarding her the Meritorious Service Decorations – Civil Division. Andrée Cazabon is a fifth-generation francophone from the Ottawa region.
15:00-16:00 – Entrepreneurship
Speaker: Michael Lusardi
Workshop description: An entrepreneur tells his story and uses it as an example to show how video/filmmaking is a valuable tool in business.
Speaker’s bio: Michael Lusardi is an American living in Finland. He is a former US Marine and has six years of experience as an entrepreneur. Michael is the Vice President of Helsinki Education Film Festival International (HEFFI) a film festival focused on education. Michael runs his own business called Lusardi Media which offers media production, photography, and social media consulting services. He is a passionate self-taught photographer and filmmaker, who is always looking to learn new techniques to hone his craft.
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