Montreal Media Capsules
Created in intimate intergenerational clusters in Montreal in 2016, these short videos showcase passionate, bold, and thoughtful activists of different ages, backgrounds, genders, and abilities telling their stories in their own words.
Supported by Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT) and the Trent Centre for Aging & Society, our goal was to co-create a series of media capsules that record our individual histories with activism. In groups of three, we became interviewers, interviewees and photographers, as we shared our stories with each other.
Ownership of the stories shares rests with the storytellers, media capsules were created as a collaboration between
storytellers and Aging Activisms, and these are not to be reproduced, altered, or used for commercial purposes
Acknowledgement of the Land
We would like to acknowledge that these capsules were created on the traditional territory of the Kanien'kehá:ka people. The Kanien'kehá:ka are the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The island we call Montreal, called Tiotia:ke in the language of the Kanien'kehá:ka, has historically been a meeting place for other Indigenous nations, including the Algonquin peoples.To learn more about this traditional territory, see QPIRG Concordia's "Acknowledgement & Call to Anti-Colonial Resistance" in this document.