Sunday May 8 – 1-2pm – Apollo Cinema – Uptown Waterloo – Free
Making a Scene is a media based learning program where youth from various marginalized communities create films and media surrounding their personal experiences, made-up fantasies, and cool utopias. This is the first time this program has been done, and it brought together LGBTQ+ youth, ranging in ages 13-20, from across the tri-cities. They used their various skills in art, writing, editing, and film to explore avenues of expression, created films, and made new connections along the way. Content Warnings: A lot of the content discussed ventures through the topics of micro aggressions, trans issues, queer issues, and might bother or trigger audiences.
Becca Redden is a white queer settler woman who lives on stolen Six Nations territory. She is super into film and super into using film as a way to tell personal stories and raise awareness, especially from the point of view of marginalized youth. She also love puppies and eating way too much chocolate for one person.
Thane Robyn is an immigrant, transguy of colour, and settler on Six Nation stolen land. He is a dreamer of where society is heading and passionate about connection through story telling. Film is one of the many ways he loves to capture the connections. He can often be found out with his pup and camera.