Join media artist and activist Kit for a talk on their experiences during the opposition to the Coastal GasLink LNG pipeline by the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in British Columbia. Kit was part of a media team present at the Unist’ot’en camp during the escalating conflict with the RCMP.
Video in Contest Places will focus on the emotional and physical demands of video journalism as well as the sociopolitical considerations that are necessary when inserting oneself into an Indigenous contested space as a settler. Kit will share work produced from their time at the Unist’ot’en camp, followed by a discussion with those in attendance.
SAW Video Media Art Centre acknowledges that it is located on land that is part of the unceded and unsurrendered Traditional Territory of the Algonquin people. The centre honours the Algonquin people and elders, whose ancestors have occupied this territory since time immemorial, and whose culture has nurtured and continues to nurture this land and its people.