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To The Gathering Place
June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 6:30 PM
From the Attawandaron Nation that gathered to farm and trade, to the most recent newcomers journeying from across the globe, Guelph has been shaped and enriched by the individuals and families who have traveled to it. Through personal accounts, artifacts and images, To the Gathering Place presents an engaging selection of stories of those who have searched for new beginnings in Guelph.
Guest curated by Lisa Hunter.
Transported: Objects of Meaning and the Immigrant Experience
Five short films and an installation featuring stories and objects contributed by Mwangi Wa Wairimu (Kenya), Oluwaseun Jilani (Nigeria), Amira AL Tahhan (Syria), Nicola Maggs (England) and Farshad Mazloumi (Iran).
Transported is directed by Dawn Matheson with cinematography and editing by Erin MacIndoe Sproule and is part of the Guelph Film Festival’s annual Hidden Histories project, presented in partnership with The Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition and Ed Video Media Arts Centre with funding from The Guelph Community Foundation.
The five films, along with a display of significant objects will be on display within the exhibit To the Gathering Place, at the Guelph Civic Museum until February 25, 2018.
Funded in part by the Government of Canada
Financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada