I’ve been surprisingly busy lately (in a good way) so it’s been tricky to release recent news on a schedule that doesn’t cluster together too much stuff chronologically, hence the slight delay in informing you all that back on May 22nd, the official video for One Billion Rising 2014 was released both on OBR’s Facebook page, and on YouTube.
The Paper Doll Project I conducted with the women of Central Neighbourhood House figures quite prominently in it. Shortly after the event I was contacted by Nadine McKinnon, the videographic brain behind this creation, to provide a few pix from our side of things. We had a neat chat at a coffee shop and learned more about each other’s artistic practices. Nadine’s work derives from an acutely political consciousness, and in addition to OBR she has produced videos for the Raise the Minimum Wage campaign, the Eaton Centre Richtree strike, the Labour Day parade, and other events with an activist bent. Also a singer/songwriter, these projects are set to her own music, while other, less documentary work she has made showcases her minstrel self more directly, in the form of music videos.
OBR 2014’s official video appears on OBR’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/onebillionrising.toronto) as well as Nadine’s channel on YouTube, Nadine McKinnon Media (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeoVxbUq89w).
Thanks, Nadine, for your interest in the Paper Doll Project, and for putting together a great video!