Dis/able: DIY Lecture: Sharrae Lyon


Apr 9, 10:00 PM - May 1, 03:45 AM

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Do you have a story you want to tell? Have people told you that it's not possible for you to tell your story? Perhaps someone in your life has a story to tell...and may need support. In this pre-recorded interactive talk Sharrae Lyon, director of film "Delayed Echoes" invites viewers to join her in listening, moving, contemplating and feeling. Encouraging folks to gently reflect on different ways of communicating and processing our shared world. Participants will have a chance to move their bodies of all types and abilities, to explore the question: "What kind of stories do you want to tell?" A moment will be taken to think about, "What barriers do you think you have?" and "What is one thing you can do to break through that barrier?" She also shares some of her favourite organizations to reach out to if you are an aspiring filmmaker.

This DIY Lecture is part of Jaene Castrillon's program Dis/Able: Dismantling Ableist Filmmaking...a DIY Extravaganza!

Filmmaking as a whole should be more accessible to people like us but somehow it continues to not be.

Jaene Castrillon

About Sharrae Lyon:

Sharrae Lyon is a writer, filmmaker, facilitator and healer who believes that science-fiction and the imagination are tools that can be utilized to project ourselves into futures where we can heal traumas of the past and present. She is determined by redefining what it means to be human. Her work is grounded in  understanding the interconnections of self, community and the eco-system and reframing mental health as points of evolution and transformation when in an environment of support. Her work has been published in the Peak, From the Root, Canadian Dimensions, For Harriet and Muslimah Media Watch. Additionally, she has facilitated workshops across Canada and in Detroit, Michigan utilizing futurism, healing and the arts in envisioning new and more sustainable futures.

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