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Burnaby is Where I Learn and Grow
Yunuen Perez Vertti, the festival’s Community Ambassador and local filmmaker, will be facilitating this three-part workshop series. Participants will create a collaborative stop motion animation piece which explores how location and place influence our learning, and how the different ways we learn shapes our growth.
Participants will need to have access to a device, like an ipad, computer or smartphone, to join the online meetings and participate in the collaborative stop motion animation creation.
Workshop dates & times:
April 10, 2021 4pm-5pm
April 17, 2021 4pm-5pm
April 24, 2021 4pm-5pm
Participation in all three workshops is encouraged. Registration is limited! All ages welcome.
**All participants will be encouraged to sign-up for the finale event at the Burnaby Festival of Learning, Saturday May 8, 2021 12pm-1pm**
Originally from Mexico City, filmmaker and media artist Yunuen Perez Vertti moves between her first home, Burnaby, Houston, where she was based for 15 years, Mexico, her hometown, and India, her husband’s home. An independent filmmaker with a global vision, Perez Vertti has been producing films for the past 20yrs.
Her 1st short documentary, “Aparajita” The undefeated was successfully screened at Tasveer Seattle South Asian Film Festival, Topanga Film Festival, and Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival.
Her passion for using art as a tool to bring the community together has led her to produced events like The Living Room Art in the Heights and, more recently, co-chairing the Stride Burnaby Art Festival’s organizing committee. Yunuen is currently the community ambassador for the Burnaby Festival of Learning and an Artist in Residence in the schools via AIRS and ArtStarts. She also leads the stewardship committee of the Many Nations Mini Galleries project. Creating experiences where the community can engage with art in an uninhibited, innovative and unexpected way is Yunuen’s current focus.
The workshop series aims to be a safe space for sharing stories and conversations where everybody’s voice is heard and their experiences respected.