Documentarian – New Acquisitions Screening

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019

For Video Out’s latest call-for submissions, moving-image makers were invited to submit works of a documentarian nature.  Documentary, documentation, mockumentary; performative, observational, participatory; expository, celebratory, critical.  These are just some of the qualifications that come to mind when imagining the treatment of a subject.  Considering one’s empathy, and how it creates affect, what is the work of the documentarian?

Thursday Jan 10, 2019
Doors 7PM
Screening 7:30 PM
Free event!

The screening runs roughly 80 minutes, with an intermission and an opportunity for discussion at the end. Drinks and concession as well as complimentary popcorn will be on-hand.

Proximity – Emma Joye Frank (Canada), 2018
All That is Wild – Mackenzie Reid Rostad (Canada), 2016
Tesfaye – Daniel Negatu (Canada), 2018
The Protagonists – Gabi Dao (Canada), 2018
Mother and Father – Sahand Mohajer (Canada), 2018
Kwanxwala – Thunder – Sarah Shamash (Canada), 2018

*Event image is a still from Gabi Dao’s The Protagonists

Our wheelchair ramp has two runs: the first is 20 feet long, and the second is 26 feet. The ramp is 5 feet wide with a 1:12 slope.
The ramp is concrete and has handrails on both sides, leading to a door that is 8 ft wide.
Our washroom has a 33” wide door, toilet has an 11” clearance on the leftside with handrail. Washrooms are gender inclusive.

Venue Accessibility

VIVO is located in the homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples in a warehouse space at 2625 Kaslo Street south of East Broadway at the end of E 10th. Transit line 9 stops at Kaslo Street on Broadway. From the bus stop, the path is paved, curbless, and on a slight decline. The closest skytrain station is Renfrew Station, which is three blocks south-east of VIVO and has an elevator. From there, the path is paved, curbless, and on a slight incline. There is parking available at VIVO, including wheelchair access parking. There is a bike rack at the entrance. The front entrance leads indoors to a set of 7 stairs to the lobby.

Wheelchair/Walker Access

A wheelchair ramp is located at the west side of the main entrance. The ramp has two runs: the first run is 20 feet long, and the second run is 26 feet. The ramp is 60 inches wide. The slope is 1:12. The ramp itself is concrete and has handrails on both sides. There is an outward swinging door (34 inch width) at the top of the ramp leading to a vestibule. A second outward swinging door (33 inch width) opens into the exhibition space. Buzzers and intercoms are located at both doors to notify staff during regular office hours or events to unlock the doors. Once unlocked, visitors can use automatic operators to open the doors.


There are two all-gender washrooms. One has a stall and is not wheelchair accessible. The other is a single room with a urinal and is wheelchair accessible: the door is 33 inches wide and inward swinging, without automation. The toilet has 11 inch clearance on the left side and a handrail.

To reach the bathrooms from the studio, exit through the double doors and proceed straight through the lobby and down the hall . Turn left, and the two bathrooms will be on your right side. The closest one has a stall and is not wheelchair accessible. The far bathroom is accessible.

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