Reaching Out

Presented by The Cinematheque and Out In Schools

Reaching Out empowered young activists in Metro Vancouver Pride Clubs and Gender & Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) to produce and share videos aimed at making change and building networks of allies within their local communities. The project engaged youths in Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Burnaby, providing them with extensive professional support and mentorship from filmmakers and educators.

LGBT2Q+ youth are a group that regularly reports exclusion, harassment, and bullying, and that experiences higher levels of mental-health concerns such as anxiety and depression, and higher rates of suicide, than the general population. Through this project, young people created videos to help their support networks recruit members, to communicate important social justice messages, and to engage their school communities. Inspiring and exciting, these videos will screen at The Cinematheque in a special evening celebrating diversity and creativity.

Reaching Out, presented by The Cinematheque and Out In School, was realized in partnership with the School Districts of Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Burnaby. The project was generously supported by Coast Capital Savings and the TELUS Vancouver Community Board.

Please note: This free admission presentation is an RSVP event. If you are not a project participants or an invited guest but you are interested in attending, email us at education@thecinematheque.ca