Home Made Visible is a nationwide archival project by the Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) that celebrates the everyday joys and lives of IBPOC communities often absent from Canada’s narrative. The project came to a close in 2019. In 2020, Home Made Visible won the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming.
Home Made Visible took place in three parts, from 2017-2019:
- Inviting Indigenous people and visible minorities across Canada to digitize and archive home movies from the 20th century.
- Engaged Indigenous and visible minority media artists to create works that explore how archives shape the ways we engage with the colonial system and think about collaboration and coexistence between our many communities. Meet the participating artists.
- Toured an exhibit of the completed artworks, and selected clips of home movies across Canada, to start conversations on how our diverse histories converge on this land and reimagine the terms in which we shape our shared future. Find out more about the project here.
*The project was especially looking for materials from outside of Toronto and/or footage from Indigenous communities.
You can now view the completed report and appendix for Home Made Visible here:
This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.