Who We Are

carla bergman is an independent scholar, filmmaker, and producer. She is the co director of EMMA Talks, a mini-art-festival and speaker’s series by women. The threads that run through all her work are: radical social change, amplifying voices at the edges, and connecting emerging and new voices with well-seasoned folks. carla loves to zoom in on the in-between happenings and issues, and bust binaries. carla co-directed the Film: Common Notions: Handbook Not Required, co-edited the AK Press book: Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook For Youth, and co-authored the book: Joyful Militancy: Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times, published by AK Press. carla is currently working on a film about language and decolonization called, Women of the Bones: Pathways to Belonging, and Producing a short documentary with Michelle Nahanee called, Chenchenstway. carla is also editing a new book based off of EMMA Talks, called Radiant Voices with Brindle and Glass Publishers, forthcoming fall 2019. carla spends much of her time with her partner, kids and friends in eastvan, on Sḵwxwú7mesh, xʷməθkʷəym, səlilwətaɁɬ Lands.

Corin Browne is a videomaker and media educator who has been working as a community engaged artist for almost 15 years, most of those with one of her kids and/or editor partner John in tow. Corin is a founding member of the nationally recognized Summer Visions Film Institute for Youth located in Vancouver’s eastside. With an academic background in critical media education (MA Communication, SFU) and digital media production, Corin is interested in creating media-based projects that explore notions of community, place, radical democracy, social justice and memory. Corin’s recent community projects include: a low-watt pirate television project, four years as co-resident artist with the Digital Storytelling Group at Silver Harbour Seniors Centre in North Vancouver; directing a Bollywood-style Public Service Announcement educating farm workers about safe laundry practices and pesticide contamination; and a large-scale, multi-phased media-art project exploring the impact of the housing crisis on youth entitled the Housing Matters Media Project.  Corin co-directed the Film: Common Notions: Handbook Not Required.