Family Stories

Introducing stories about families, created inside and outside community digital storytelling workshops.

A grandma with unbound feet

Cynthia Lam and Rita Chen Zeng talk about their grandmothers’ influence in showing them how to live in a more...

Folk Costume Fashion

Folk Costume Fashion

Folk Costume Fashion traces the story of my mother’s folk costume and her journey to meet family in Finland and...

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Silent Azaan

Zool Suleman explores the Silent Azaan, the Muslim call to prayer heard five times daily around the world but not...

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Breakfast with H

Aubin Kwon's watercolours tell the story of going out for a meal with his mother, stimulating a flow of hometown...

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Three Little Birds

Walker shares the Cree names of her father, grandfather, and great-grandfather Cheepoostatin, three gentle men with a powerful influence.

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Over The Rainbow

Josephine Watson's poetic and evocative story about raising children as a single mother features her vibrant paintings.

Brenda Prince…joke teller

Brenda took part in the grunt gallery Digital Story Workshop in February, 2023. She created a vignette of her comedy...

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Harris Taylor’s Agawa Canyon

Harris' mother worked on the Agawa Canyon Railway. Artists from Canada's Group of Seven frequently visited and interacted with her...

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Harry Grunsky’s Humboldt

Harry Grunsky, a gay man, returns to his hometown of Humboldt, Saskatchewan after a tragic road accident devastated the local...

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5 Pearls

These small audio pearls reflect a yearning and a discovery of the area around where I now live in Vancouver’s...

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Kelly Roulette’s Small Dog

Kelly Roulette's family dog was named Small by her daughter when he joined their household. His job is to be...

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Dr. Water

My great-grandfather, Dr. Charles Sheard, fought water-borne illness and smallpox in early Toronto.

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The Bed

In 2015, my parents died and I inherited my great-great grandfather's mahogany four-poster bed. I began sleeping in it, dreaming...

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Created during grunt gallery’s 2018 Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen Digital Storytelling workshops with Mount Pleasant residents.

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Mother Daughter Bake-Off

Our episodic cooking show, Jill and Lorna’s Kitchen, travels to exotic Finn Slough (outside Vancouver BC), home of Lady Justice...

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soy chicken qingming

How Instagram and honouring ancestors through qingming come together over a plate of soy chicken in a cafe.

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"How do you say soul in your language?" asks storyteller Jaz Papadopoulos as they explore legacy and identity.

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April’s First Story

Following a DNA test in Australia, April learns that her bio dad was a Canadian sailor. She and her Canadian...

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Still Life/Still

A pictorial timeline expressed with the food scraps leftover from meal preparation and caregiving served to family during the illness...

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Snapshots of life in Apt.#411 document the daily life of Kate Barry (the storyteller) and her trans partner.

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The Beverley Project

Actor David Fox met his father, Beverley, for the first time when he was five years old, living in Northern...

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When Mommy Was Your Age

A woman narrates her daughter's unique childhood for her grandchildren so they can view their mother in a new light.

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