lisa g
community artist - filmmaker - storyteller

Documentary

Various projects in collaboration...
 
Asylum 2008
The first film in the Riverview Mental Hospital trilogy. Nurse Norma McMurdo recollects working at Riverview from 1949-1951. In particular are compassionate memories of lesbian patients...
Bedlam 2010
The second film in the Riverview Mental Hospital trilogy. The story of health care working Kay Clayton unravels to reveal her astonishing personal account of the hospital where she worked during two very different times during British Columbia's mental health history.


Consciousness
 2012
The final piece of the Riverview Trilogy. The story of Dr. Ralph Arrowsmith, a mid-century asylum psychiatrist with a life-long connection to British Columbia's Riverview Hospital, a passion for the psychiatric movement and an unending commitment to his patients. Featuring archival film and photography - this story spans 40 years of mental health history.


Hard to Believe 2010
The Vancouver Roundhouse Story Project created this first video 'teaser' to show the vast story potential about the history of the 'cool round building' along False Creek in Vancouver BC, Canada.




A New Lease on Life 2012
The Vancouver Roundhouse Story Project commissioned this second video about a young architecture student who helped save the historic 'cool round building' along False Creek in Vancouver BC, Canada.



Working on the Railway 2012
The Vancouver Roundhouse Story Project commissioned this third video about a young pantry boy on the Mountaineer Tour Train which rolled out of the Canadian Pacific Railway's Drake Street yards along False Creek in 1947.


Transformation 2013
The final commissioned story by the Vancouver Roundhouse Story Project about how a neglected building and an abandoned community along False Creek became a vibrant neighbourhood with a unique hub.


The Sunset Story 1941-1950   2011
The story of how one of the first Vancouver community centres came together.

The Sunset Story 1951-2008   2011
The story of how the second Sunset Community Centre came together.



Alternative Life   2011
As Part of the Vancouver Stories Project. This is Takeo Yamashiro's story.


Stubborn Streak   2011
As Part of the Vancouver Stories Project. This is Shirley Gordon Olafsson's story.



The Making of the Giant Talking Stick   2011
Joe Becker, a Musqueam carver, created this giant talking stick specifically for the children at the new Samuel Brighouse School in Richmond BC, Canada. This video was made to screen alongside the amazing carving.

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