MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Sandbox is proud to support projects that give back to our community

After the Last River

A film by Victoria Lean

In 2008, the world’s largest diamond company, De Beers, opened one of its first mines outside of Africa, just 90 km upstream from the Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario. Shot over five years, Victoria Lean’s incendiary film documents De Beers impact on the Attawapiskat community and environment, featuring a range of interviews with community activists, politicians, scientists, Cree elders and Chief Theresa Spence, before and during the hunger strike that helped to galvanize the Idle No More movement. Sandbox is honoured to come on board as associate producers.

 

Techsdale

Led by Andray Domise and Sam Allemang

Techsdale is a startup with a mandate to teach underprivileged youth how to make games, apps and websites using holistic project-based learning, mentorship and skills training. Its goals are to help these youth express themselves through digital media and to create a pipeline into the tech industry for individuals who typically face social and financial obstacles. By engaging local youth to become creators rather than consumers of the mediawe turn them into agents of change in their own right. Sandbox is proud to be producing a short documentary to highlight Techsdale’s important work.

 

 

Hearing Voices

By Dr. Katherine Boydell & Siona Jackson

Hearing Voices is a mental health performing arts presentation that uses the power of the performing arts to depict the experience of mental illness. It is born out of a collaboration between the pioneering research of Dr. Katherine Boydell into understanding psychosis through dance, and Siona Jackson’s innovative choreography that brings Dr. Boydell’s work to life. Sandbox is delighted to produce a short documentary that follows Siona as she attempts to navigate the world of mental illness through dance.