VIVO Media Arts Centre Archive > Meg Torwl Videos

Towards the day…we are all free

Year: 2007
Duration: 90:00

Refugee and Aboriginal women and girls from First Nations, Iran, Afghanistan, Algeria, Bosnia, Vietnam, Guatemala, Uruguay, Aotearoa speak on their persecution, activism, journeys to and within the boundaries of the country of Canada, through personal narrative, art, poetry, discussions and demonstrations.  “Towards the day… we are all free” explores how gender, class, race, nation of origin, language, religion, sexuality, disability, intersect in displaced women’s lives, as they are affected by state and community persecution, racial profiling, and 9/11.

“Act Your Age”!?

Year: 2009
Duration: 42:00

This digital docudrama takes a serious and humorous look at diverse attitudes to age in the lesbian communities. 10 local Vancouver women aged 16 to 80 speak candidly about themselves, friends, ex-lovers (don’t panic no names mentioned!), beauty, coming out, age, ageism, and much more. Laugh, cry, be outraged. Find out who would or wouldn’t date YOU and why.


Where Have All the Lesbians Gone?

Year: 2000
Duration: 7:25

A bunch of Vancouver dykes take hand held Hi8 to new heights. in this improvisational short, which offers a wake up call to political complacency. Short on plot, big on subtext. amidst comic moments these intrepid lesbians go searching for political dykes. What else can you do when the lesbian centre becomes a tattoo parlour ?


One In Five


One In Five
Radio New Zealand
Relationships & Sexuality Series
Part 2: Auckland – Dating
Sunday May 25, 2008

One In Five was a Radio New Zealand weekly magazine and information programme about the issues and experience of disability. 50 episodes were produced and presented by Meg between June 10, 2007 and June 22, 2008.

Disability, Relationships and Sexuality Series

Over several weeks 8 people with diverse disabilities, cultures, ages, genders, sexualities dispel myths about disability and dating, relationships, sex; having children.

Episode Description

The Auckland panel discuss what ideas they had about partner relationships growing up, if their disability has affected their dating, and what they are looking for in a partner. The Auckland panelists, known to their friends as: surfer dude, the legalator, ambisexual theorist, and in internet chat rooms as Phylis; take a more humorous, even flirtatious approach. They are Charles Tauhore, a blind straight Maori sportsman, Maria Anderson a young bisexual Pacific Island woman, Huhana Hickey, a freewheeling wahine takataapui lawyer, and Philip Patston, a gay wheelchair using theorist.

Other materials

Poems and videos on themes of gender, sexuality, disability, and racism; Meg’s essay, Cinema of the Very Queasy: unframing “national cinema”; photographs; correspondence.