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Selected Videos from AMES
AMES is a small but powerful organization in the Salish Sea. AMES programs take a community-based approach to cultural production and outreach. They result in concrete skills development, and the creation of works that prompt critical dialogue, expand horizons, and foster imaginative visions for change.
AMES programs primarily engage young people with lived experiences of various forms of oppression. Connecting with youth also means engaging the adult allies– artists, educators, activists, mentors and community workers– who support them.
Guided by community-based artists and mentors, AMES programs provide young people with open and supportive spaces to reflect on issues affecting their lives, develop concrete skills, and produce media artworks that spark conversation and create conditions for change.
Climate Matters is a media production and outreach program that uses digital media and geo-mapping to spark dialogue about climate justice. In addition to workshops in schools (facilitated by indigenous youth, and featuring videos created by them), the dissemination activities included the creation of www.Standing-Ground.ca, an interactive web-map that enables users to the Climate Matters videos and other stories of environmental struggle and stewardship ‘in context’. The story markers indicate where the featured videos were made, while the ‘industrial markers’ map out adjacent resource development.
In 2012 we began building, mending and deepening relationships with our Penelakut neighbours through our Digital Forage program. Digital Forage is an intergenerational digital storytelling and media mentorship project that involves the reciprocal sharing of knowledge between artists, elders, and youth living in and around the ‘Salish Sea’. Some of the knowledge shared and generated can be found on www.SalishHarvest.com