NipU to screen '3rd World Canada'Monday, January 20, 2014 by: Kate Adams
Nipissing University proudly presents a screening of 3rd World Canada, a documentary by Gemini-nominated film maker Andrée Cazabon, on January 21 at 2 and 4 p.m. in the Nipissing University Theatre (F214).
Set in the backdrop of the aftermath of the suicide of three parents, the documentary explores the impact of 3rd world conditions on the children left behind and a community's courage in looking after them.
Nipissing University President, Dr. Mike DeGagné, will introduce Cazabon prior to the film. Following the screening, a panel discussion will take place between Cazabon; Faith MacKay, a woman featured in the film; and DeGagné.
Advisory Notice: Please be aware that this film contains sensitive content and may not be appropriate for younger audiences.
A Gemini nominee and inspirational speaker, Cazabon, recently completed her fifth film, Third World Canada on the plight of children living on First Nations reserve.
Cazabon’s films have amassed over 1 million viewers on CBC- Newsworld, TVA, Canal D, Radio-Canada, and CBC Television.
Her films have also prominently featured at several film festivals, including: The Vancouver Film Festival, the Sudbury film festival, the Toronto Blue Light film festival and the Yorkton Film Festival. In 2006, her documentary Wards of the crown received an award for 'Best social-political documentary' at the Golden Sheaf Awards.
Her work her community as youth advocate has been featured on Canada AM, the Vicky Gabreau show, and CTV. Her activism also involves offering professional development through her films and speaking at a number of conferences across North America.
Her professional memberships include the Documentary Organization of Canada DOC - (Ottawa- Gatineau chapter) and the Francophone FRIC - Front des réalisateurs indépents du Canada.
Cazabon is also a passionate volunteer for youth-at-risk and youth in foster care projects.
Championed by the Senators Foundation and the Max Keeping Foundation, She has helped raise over $360,000 for youth in care.