"Reflections - The First Ten Years of Arts Habitat 1".
Story, Direction and Production - Ryan J. Brown.
Made with support from the National Film Board of Canada, and the Edmonton Arts Council.
Chapter 2 - Running time: 30:59min.
- Is There A Sense Of Community?...Family?
- What Has Been Invested?
A video documentary, this production takes a candid look at the 'live / work' artists' residency that is Arts Habitat 1, a project started in 1999 by the Edmonton Arts Council to promote the development of grassroots art in the capitol city's downtown core. Arts Habitat 1 exists as the only one of its kind in Western Canada, housing a multidisciplinary community of professional media, performing and visual artists who work alongside one another in both a residential and industrious environment.
Shot over a six year period from a resident's subjective viewpoint (this director's), this production focuses on the people and events that have shaped this unique institution, and the trials associated with its future - one that has been threatened by rampant citywide development and changes in affordability. These concerns have recently made Arts Habitat 1 a priority in a new cultural plan now underway, making this documentary undeniably timely and relevant.
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