Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Tierney Gearon: The Mother project,
Tierney Gearon: The Mother project,
2007 Screening

EXPOSURE: panel discussion at the NFB

NFB CInema
150 John St

Organized by CONTACT
Toronto Photography Festival
in association
DOC (Documentary Organization of Canada)

Lately, documentarians and photographers have
been turning their cameras – even putting cameras
into the hands – of underrepresented communities
such inner city youth and single mothers. This
panel discusses projects ranging from the National
Film Board’s filmmaker-in-residence Katerina
Cizek’s I Was Here to award-winning filmmaker
Lalita Krishna’s Shift Focus. Together, these
speakers show how still and motion photography
empowers the lives of society’s most vulnerable.
The panel will also discuss issues of consent and

A reception and screening of The Mother
Project: Tierney Gearon* follow


Katerina Cizek

As the National Film Board of Canada's Filmmaker-
in-Residence at an inner-city hospital, Katerina
Cizek is partnering media with medicine to fuel
social action.

Lalita Krishna

Lalita is a Toronto award-winning filmmaker whose
work has been shown around the world. Recently,
Move Your World won the Audience Choice
Award at the 2006 Sprockets Film Festival for

Barbara Mainguy

Barbara Mainguy is a Toronto writer and
filmmaker. She is Artist in
Residence at a transitional house for women with
mental disabilities.

Rodrigo Moreno

Chilean-born Rodrigo is a Toronto photographer
who is presently working on a photography
workshop with youth in Lawrence Heights where
he lives.

Allan Tong (moderator)
Allan is a Toronto filmmaker, presently developing a
documentary for the NFB entitled, Better Angels,
about a photography workshop for Toronto’s inner
city teens as taught by Barbara Mainguy.

*Full details on the films:

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