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Remember Their Names

A new exhibition to remember the missing women of Vancouver at Trinity Square Video. Sixty-five of Canada’s most disenfranchised women disappeared from the streets of Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside between 1978 and 2001.

Website: http://imagearts.ryerson.ca/documentarynow/artists/Janis_Cole.html
Location: Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Ontario
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Latest Activity: Jul 11, 2009

Remember Their Names

A new exhibition to remember the missing women of Vancouver at Trinity Square Video.

Sixty-five of Canada’s most disenfranchised women disappeared from the streets of Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside between 1978 and 2001. Families and friends pushed the Vancouver Police to investigate, but the search went slowly, until it was finally discovered that many of the missing women had been murdered. Canada’s largest serial killing and crime-scene investigation drove the name of the killer to international fame. Lost in the shadow of his name are the names of his many victims. Using documentary artifacts that shift the focus to see each missing woman, Cole’s commemorative installation propels the “missing women” to women who are missed.

Janis Cole is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and artist with more than thirty years experience. Her feature documentary films include P4W: Prison for Women, which earned a Genie Award and Hookers on Davie, which won a Gold Plaque in Chicago. Other awards include the NFB’s Best Canadian Short Film Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and a Toronto Arts Award in Media Art. Her television writing has earned six Gemini nominations and a Writer’s Guild Top Ten Award. She writes for several Toronto publications, teaches at the Ontario College of Art & Design and is completing her Master of Fine Art in Documentary Media at Ryerson University. She has lived in Chatham Ontario, Vancouver and Toronto, and now makes her home in the Haliburton Highlands.

Trinity Square Video
Opening Reception: July 4, 2 - 5 p.m.
July 4 - August 8, 2009
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 376
www.trinitysquarevideo.com
(416) 593-1332

Please see web links:
http://www.trinitysquarevideo.com/index.php
http://imagearts.ryerson.ca/documentarynow/artists/Janis_Cole.html

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Comment by Janis Cole on July 10, 2009 at 6:07am
Thank you for your support Marilyn, it means a lot! The exhibition at Trinity Square is all about the women -- how the police coded and dismissed them, who they really are as people and how much they are sadly missed by family and friends. There is a memorial bench to think about the staggering number of losses, due to apathy, and then there is a big world outside the gallery where demands can be made for the safety of all women, speedy investigation when a woman goes missing and justice when even one is murdered let alone more than thirty. ROSE is one such place to begin linking up to make these changes.
Comment by Marilyn Kraft on June 23, 2009 at 2:17pm
I know Janis Cole, she is very sincere about this video and everyone who can should see it.
 

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