'Unarchived' film screening in the Cold War Bunker
- [PAST] June 16th, 2023
- 7pm / Doors at 6:30pm
- 502 Vernon St Nelson
- Special Event
- Nelson Museum Archives & Gallery
Screen 'Unarchived' in the Cold War Bunker on Friday, June 16. Special ticket pricing for members!
In the new feature documentary 'Unarchived', co-directors Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok highlight community archives across British Columbia to reveal some of what has been erased from the official record.
The people and places left out of traditional archives and museums are often determined by the dominant power, but as UBC’s Dr. Henry Yu states, “the process of silencing makes a lot of noise.” Local knowledge keepers are undoing these omissions and hand-fashioning a more inclusive history through family photos, newspaper articles and scratchy old VHS tapes.
These different archives tell stories of people building connection through work, play, protest, family and tradition. In so doing, they challenge larger institutions to re-examine and address older narratives that no longer reflect the totality of our shared experience. At the Trans Archive at the University of Victoria, a hidden past is documented and preserved. At the Royal BC Museum, staff work tirelessly to right historical wrongs and find a new path towards restorative justice for Indigenous people.
Through a collage of personal interviews, archival images and footage, and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs. History is what we all make of it.
'Unarchived' is provided courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.