https://youtu.be/-ovOKH0TN9Q Friday, March 11, 2022 – I sit in my cozy, safe attic office looking out over a hushed Canadian neighbourhood. Snow falls, coating trees, sidewalks and cars with a pristine, late-winter mantle of white. Half a world away, millions of Ukrainians flee their own country while Russia’s military bombs civilian targets including residential blocks … Continue reading History Repeats Itself
Young Anna on a hunting trip in Estonia I'm excited to be part of the VEMU (Museum of Estonians Abroad) online lecture series October 27, 7:00 p.m.. I'll be talking about my latest documentary "Anna Kaljas: The Unold Story."Join me to get a sneak peak at some of the amazing moments in this remarkable life. … Continue reading What makes a remarkable life?
Anna Kaljas, 1983 As a documentary filmmaker, what more could you ask for? Anna Kaljas’ life is a readymade story of an unlikely angel. In my hometown of Kitchener, a medium sized city in Ontario, Canada, people remember Anna Kaljas as a woman who dedicated her life to helping people on the fringes of society … Continue reading New Doc Project: Readymade Story of an Unlikely Angel
It’s rare you get a chance to spend days musing about how you make your art … and then have others sit and listen to what you've come up with. As a speaker in InterArts Matrix XCAMERA series on March 26, 2021, I got a chance to do just that. Some of you got in … Continue reading Place Time Continuum
Coral Andrews Jane Siberry If you missed my conversation yesterday (Jan, 27, 2021) with Coral Andrews Waterloo Region's Community Radio CKWR drive show host, here's a podcast of the segment. She prepared for me and included my all-time favourite doggo song Everything Reminds Me of My Dog by the enigmatic Jane Siberry. It's worth a … Continue reading Why “Everything Reminds Me of My Dog”
Cindy, Brilliant Border Collie Cindy, a brilliant border collie, came to us from my wife’s family farm. Displaced by changing circumstance, her herding instincts, drive to please, boundless energy and loving personality made her a perfect companion. But of course the day arrived much too soon when she had to leave us. Her passing opened … Continue reading New Doc Explores “Dog’s Best Friend”