A photo essay by Brandon Woo, Vania Hung, Lucien Lu, Grace Ho, Kevin Wang and Jessica Chow. Their artist statements are incorporated into the slideshow.
In our video we want to portray how media progresses through time with the contribution of technology and social media networks that let society be directly involved and able to contribute their ideas to media.
The following film was created by Noor Hewaidi, Maria Kim, Nancy Cheng, Steve Yang, and Eileen Siow.
Pictures representing my Chinese culture face down and pictures representing my Canadian culture face up. Together, it's a snapshot of my identity.
The trouble with my cultural identity began on my first day of kindergarten, when I failed the 'Chinese' test.
A broader question to ask: Are these stereotypes or inaccurate portrayals of Canada really completely harmless?
Me in Media (MiM) was produced in partnership between the United Nations Association of Canada and Schema Magazine, as part of the UNA's national Multimedia & Multiculturalism (M&M) project.
MiM aimed to inspire dialogue around the inclusion of ethnic and cultural diversity in the multimedia landscape, encouraging youth to be active participants in reflecting their own identity and stories through media.
During September 2011, 20 youth ages 14-18 participated in three days of media literacy and media production workshops that explored in great detail how media fosters a sense of inclusion in Canada.
The workshops produced ideas video, photography and writing that will be showcased here.
More info at unac.org