What would Anna Kaljas Say?

In 1993 Eric Brown was living through a rough patch. He was struggling with his mental health and having trouble finding a place to live. Several landlords had kicked him out, and homeless shelters had banned him.  His niece and advocate Sue Sauve was worried he might end up on the street. Then Eric found … Continue reading What would Anna Kaljas Say?

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History Repeats Itself

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

New Doc Project: Readymade Story of an Unlikely Angel

Anna Kaljas, 1983 UPDATE"ANNA KALJAS: THE UNTOLD STORY" RECEIVES FUNDING FROM THE REGION OF WATERLOO ARTS FUND 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 … Continue reading New Doc Project: Readymade Story of an Unlikely Angel

New Doc Explores “Dog’s Best Friend”

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”

How to bang a pot and change the world

These days I reach out and grab hold of any moment of intimacy – no matter how small – because this pandemic has not changed the fact that our lives on earth as fully intertwined. Staying at home rubs agains the grain. We want to bust out – spend time with friends on the patio; make a special dinner for our kids; get in the car and drive 10 hours to sleep in the guest room; hug our special people