Climate stories don’t have to be all doom and gloom, they can uplift and re-center marginalized and underrepresented voices, as well as non-extractive worldviews. Part of a three month residency entitled Re-storying Your Future, youth and young adults developed a script and created their own narratives on climate change in a 48 hour film shoot.
Re-storying Your Future: Youth Film and Video Residency was held during the Winter/Spring 2022 season.
How Climate Change Affects Love
World Premiere May 7, 2021
Screenplay by Yunsoo Kim, How Climate Change Affects Love examines the concessions a newlywed couple must make towards affirming their love and mitigating climate change.
The film was realized with guest artists: Carmiel Banasky (Script Writing Instructor), Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo (Echo Park Film Instructors), Kasey Atcheynum (Frames Film Coordinator) and Noor Zaib (Frames Film Instructor).
Filmed on location at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre and Moberly Arts Centre, on the unceded, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh) Nations.
Produced by Vancouver Park Board: Decolonization, Arts and Culture in partnership with Echo Park Film Center North, Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House – Frames Film Program, Moberly Arts Centre and the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.
The Frames Film Program supports Indigenous youth and their peers to address barriers in their lives, express themselves creatively through film, and become agents of change in their communities.