Video in Contested Places
Media artist and activist Kit will give a talk on their experiences during the opposition to the Coastal GasLink LNG pipeline by the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in British Columbia. Kit was part of a media team present at the Unist'ot'en camp during the escalating conflict with the RCMP. This talk will focus on the emotional and physical demands of video journalism as well as the socio-political considerations that are necessary when inserting yourself into an Indigenous contested space as a settler. Kit will share their experiences and strategies based on their experiences with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation and the media team present during the time of the conflict. Work produced from their time at the camp will be shared and time for discussion will be available and encouraged.
If you care to do so, feel free to bring a notebook, laptop or tablet along with you for note-taking purposes (no distracting images please). No other materials are required.
No registration is required, but we encourage you to join the Facebook event to let us know how many people to expect.
This is a free event for SAW Video Members and members of the arts community at large.