When April 06, 2021 at 6:00pm 3 hrs
Where Online

Join the UBC Climate Hub for their fourth workshop of the Climate Creatives Workshop Series: Lights, Camera, Activism with Avery Holliday and Moumy Mbacké!

From the organizer:

About this Event

Art is an important part of the climate movement because it generates new questions and possibilities, and enables us to imagine and build new worlds. Through art-based pedagogy, the Climate Creative Workshop Series aims to nurture students and community organizers to dream just and resilient futures beyond fossil fuels, mass extinction, policing, segregation and exclusion, and to explore different artistic mediums as creative work of care and movement building.

Our fourth workshop will be led by Avery Holliday and Moumy Mbacké. The workshop will delve into the ins and outs of the video production process from inception to completion. Using their recent collaborative project as a case study (“Racial Justice is Climate Justice”), Avery & Moumy will explore how film, video, and social media have the power to garner support and raise voices of those engaged in climate activism. From documentary features to Tik Tok, video is a vastly adaptable creative medium for participating in the movement!

About the workshop leads:

Born and raised in the Middle East but of West African descent, Moumy Mbacké is a filmmaker currently based in “Vancouver”. Her love for storytelling started out in photography before finding its roots in the moving art. Always fuelled by the beauty and complexities of what it means to be human, she self-produced and funded her first major project in 2018 titled “On The Topic Of” - an award-winning documentary web series on women & their perspectives on Love, Self, Age, & Strength. While continuing to develop more ideas for independent work, Moumy predominantly freelances as a video editor.

Avery Holliday (they/themme) is an emmy-winning non-binary filmmaker and environmental justice activist. They are a settler of European descent currently based in Unceded Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh territory. Passionate about doc & video journalism on queerness & human rights, Avery has a focus on supporting voices on climate justice, which means centring and supporting Indigenous sovereignty, BIPOC leadership, and land defenders, through film work, direct action, and community support. Avery’s film “Icebox” was shortlisted for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short, and their online works have received over 100 million views. Recent publishers include NowThis News, Greenpeace, the David Suzuki Foundation, & CBC Arts.


There is a capacity of 30 attendees per workshop. Please only register if you are sure you are able to attend. If you would like to reserve a spot when any opens up or for our next workshop in the series, please register via the Waitlist ticket option. This event will not be recorded.

UBC Climate Hub operates on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), otherwise known as Vancouver, in so-called Canada.


RSVP for this and other workshops via the UBC Climate Hub webpage.

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