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On Remakes and Reboots

My sons heard about some Godzilla movie and wanted to watch it. I said they could watch it so long as they watched the original Japanese version. This pledge lay unfulfilled for quite some time, but was made good last night during a vacation in Drumheller. It seemed a fitting film, as it dealt with […]

A New Warrior for Hope: Premiered!

Last night I was on the Stoney Nation Reserve, premiering A New Warrior for Hope to an audience of 50 community members. The film follows Weddu (portrayed by Gage Beaver, pictured above) as he struggles with drugs, bullying and a persistent Elder (Sykes Powderface, above) who is trying to steer him down a better path. All of […]

A better map of the territory

I’m here at the Shaping the Future conference in Kananaskis, Alberta, on the traditional lands of the Stoney Nakoda people. I am surrounded by educators, health workers and policymakers all aiming to increase wellness in the province of Alberta. A couple days ago, I was on unceded Algonquin land at the Wabano Aboriginal Health Centre in […]

A resource for educators and community workers

Welcome to ycmedia, resource for youth, educators and community workers. What is this and who are you? My name is Jason Gondziola and I’m a filmmaker. Ever since I started in Montreal’s film industry, I’ve always made time for community and youth-led productions. I started CUTV‘s Summer Video Bootcamp, an inner-city film camp that worked with […]