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DTES films in the Vancouver Short Film Festival on October 28-29, 2010

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment
A few films in the Vancouver Short Film Festival centred around issues affecting DTES residents include:
  • – Most Liveable City is a documentary that set out to explore water fountains in Vancouver, but discovered the lack of water accessibility in this community highlights an even greater issue: water as a human right. Director Fiona Rayher of the Pull Focus Film School.  Playing in the Emerging Filmmakers screening, 7:30pm on October 28
  • – Christian Malo’s Addict gives an insight into a day in the life of a meth addict. Playing in the Emerging Filmmakers screening, 7:30pm on October 28.
  • Pigeon Park Savings by Laurie Kindiak is a documentary on the only financial institution available to the 4000 low-income residents in the Downtown Eastside.


Festival info:
October 28-29, 2010
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street & Davie
Info, tickets and passes at

AHA MEDIA meets Jeffrey aka French Fry sitting on a garbage can in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

June 27, 2009 Leave a comment

In this video, April Smith of AHA MEDIA meets Jeffrey who was sitting on top of a garbage can in front of the Pigeon Park Bank on the corner of Hastings and Columbia.

Every so often, he would stand up, to look for his ladyfriend in the crowds on East Hastings Street.  Finally he meets up with her and they go off together to have a day together 🙂 

Jeffrey also mentions that he is also nick named French Fry!

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.