Director Andrée Cazabon at the Rotary District Conference
October 24th, 2012
Andrée Cazabon was invited to join Regional Chief Stan Beardy and Chief Donny Morris at the Rotary District Conference this weekend to show 3rd World Canada to over 400 Rotary members from across the region and ask Rotary Clubs to start an outreach project in support of First Nations' initiatives. Cazabon was honoured by the proposal to showcase the film at the Rotary International Lisbon Conference in June 2013. Engaging the International community of Rotary would not only assist FN communities but would strengthen the much needed dialogue with our Fellow Canadians here locally on getting involved in our own backyard.
Listen to Director Andrée Cazabon's interview at the Rotary District Conference with Nation Talk about her journey as a filmmaker and her awakening experience sharing the story of First Nation children here.
3rd World Canada Tour Officially Welcomed to Peterborough by Mayor Bennett
September 10th, 2012
Productions Cazabon would like to thank the Third World Canada Tour Peterborough Planning Committee for all of their incredible efforts to engage Peterborough in making change for First Nations. As a result of their outreach, Daryl Bennett, Mayor of Peterborough, officially welcomed the People of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (K.I.) travelling to Peterborough as part the 3rd World Canada Tour. Bennett stated "I know that all Councillors are supportive of efforts to help Canadians understand the challenges faced by First Nations; and to improve the quality of all First Nation communities, and particularly those in the far north. We are please to be part of the Tour, and to open our doors to improved understanding." In recognition of K.I.'s visit, the K.I. flag will by flying at Peterborough City Hall during the tour dates November 9th - November 12th.
To download Mayor Bennett's Official Letter click here.
Thank you Ontario Arts Council
August 24th, 2012
The Ontario Arts Council fosters the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians. We are honoured to be recent recipients of the Ontario Tour Grant for $15,000! As many of our tour delegates reside in northern Ontario, the 3rd World Canada Tour travel costs are incredibly high. This grant will help us fund travel for the K.I. Youth Drum Group, K.I. community delegate, and family members in the film 3rd World Canada. By sharing the music and personal experiences from K.I., Canadians will have an opportunity to build relationships for change with First Nations.
While our office was in Toronto we had the chance to stop in to personally thank our recent sponsors. In the picture to the left, Alexandra Graham, 3rd World Canada Tour Coordinator, is thanked Aengus Finnan, Touring and Audience Development Officer at the Ontario Arts Council.
3rd World Canada at the Asinabka Aboriginal Film and Media Arts Festival
Last week 3rd World Canada screened at the Asinabka Aboriginal Film and Media Arts Festival. The inaugural festival provided seven days of events teaming with Indigenous-focused film screenings, visual and media art, gallery crawls, and music in Ottawa's downtown core.
Productions Cazabon was proud to be asked to participate in a festival that celebrates Indigenous art in the Algonquin Territory. Chief Gilbert W. Whiteduck, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation community, condones the festival stating, "Such a festival also has the potential to help Canadian to better understand the realities of Indigenous peoples lives and experiences in this country."