MEET US ON august 19, 2023.
SandBox is a comprehensive digital and media training hub aimed at empowering BIPOC creatives and fostering diversity in the media landscape. While open to everyone, we are placing an additional focus on BIPOC youth who may not realize the opportunities available to them in the media industry. Sandbox initiatives will be delivered via workshops, training, mentorship programs and showcases in various fields within media, such as journalism, digital storytelling, media production, and more.
ABOUT The YOUTH MEDIA SHOWCASE
The Youth Media Showcase will include a variety of speakers and a screening of “Undocumented” a powerful mini documentary that follows the life of Akil Augustine’s journey to Canadian citizenship. Along with the film, we will host four speakers who will give our audience a glimpse of what life is like in the media industry. Our goal is to spark interest in arts, film, and marketing related fields.
The theme for this edition of SandBox is “The Power of Media”. Every speaker will demonstrate a different perspective and, to close, Akil will introduce his documentary.Join us for a 90-minute educational series that will close with a 30-minute Q&A session with the panel of speakers. This will allow the audience an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue about the viewing. Onsite we will have Lenz Films which will set up a mini experience center to give our participants a firsthand look at the tools used and available through this BIPOC owned company.
ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY "UNDOCUMENTED"
There are an estimated 500,000 undocumented persons believed to be living in Canada. Half are reported to live in the Greater Toronto Area. “Undocumented” attempts to illustrate the many contributions this group can make to Canada through the story of one.