EDGE Film Festival 2018

Date: 19 Apr 2018

Presented by: UBC School of Nursing

Venue: Royal Bank Cinema, Chan Centre
6265 Crescent Road, UBC, Vancouver

Time: 7-9:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Tickets: $10.75 (includes a complimentary beverage and reception)

The UBC School of Nursing's Alumni Engagement Committee in collaboration with the Office of Nursing Research & Teaching Scholarship are pleased to present our second annual film festival. This event features short films made in collaboration with nursing researchers and community partners that explore the socio-cultural contexts of health as potential points of transformation.


New Frames

Carla Hilario. Tell me about a bad day... The New Frames film is based on a research study about the mental health of young immigrant and refugee men. Six young men – who self-identified as immigrant or refugee - were engaged as collaborators in an integrated knowledge translation study in Vancouver, Canada. Drawing on participatory video methods, New Frames features local actors re-enacting selected excerpts from interviews with 33 research participants under the direction of the collaborators.

"They're Not Scary": An Intergenerational Dance Project

Shelley Canning, Dr. Michael Gaetz, Lee Kwidzinski & Dir. Darren Blakeborough. "Imagine Dance”, blends Dance Movement and Intergenerational programming by bringing children and residents from neighbouring care homes together in weekly ballet classes. A research project was undertaken by the Centre for Education and Research on Ageing at the University of the Fraser Valley to explore these relationships over a six-month period; this documentary showcases those relationships.

Healing Beyond the Prison Gate: Incarcerated Men Work 2 Give to Indigenous Communities in BC

UBC SoN, Tsilhqot’in National Government, Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society and the Movember Foundation. Many Aboriginal people face persistent and unjust socio-economic inequities, resulting in the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in prisons across Canada. A partnership between Correctional Service of Canada and the Tsilhqot'in First Nation, called Work 2 Give, is meant to support healing for Aboriginal inmates and communities. Work 2 Give engages Aboriginal inmates in meaningful work creating items later donated to communities. This documentary highlights collaborative research findings on program impacts and is a powerful reminder of how meaningful work and reciprocity can help supporting healing and reconciliation for men and communities.

Our Voices, Our Stories

Barb Cranmer. In 2015, St. Michael’s Indian Residential School in Alert Bay, B.C., was demolished. An estimated 9200 Indigenous children attended the school, operated by the Anglican Church of Canada, between 1929 and 1975. Some died, many were abused, and many never returned to their families. Made by the celebrated filmmaker and artist Barb Cranmer of the ’Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay, this powerful documentary chronicles the demolition of the building, an important symbolic step towards healing, and gives voice to the school’s survivors. Best Documentary Short, American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco.


See past films from the 2017 EDGE Film Festival