This summer, from July 20 to 28, thirteen youth participants from across Treaty 7 came together for Bridges' Film Camp to create "The Rotten", a zombie film which examines some of the downsides of unhealthy eating, as well as touching on the issue of whether or not the internet can be a trusted source for information.
Participants not only learned about filmmaking, along with building their leadership and storytelling skills, but also formed connections, shared their experiences and personal stories, and the stories of their communities, with each other.
All aspects of "The Rotten", from writing and directing to production design and lighting to cinematography and acting, were lead by the film camp participants with support from Trevor Solway, Barry Bilinsky and the Canada Bridges team.
All of the youth who participated worked extremely hard to make this film a success and we could not be prouder of them and the movie that they created.
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A special thank you to the Old Sun Community College in Siksika Nation for providing space in which to host the camp and to the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) for providing videography equipment for us to use.
"The Rotten", along with all other films created by Canada Bridges, can be viewed on our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/canadabridges. To find out more about our film camps and other types of programming that we offer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.