The film tells the story of the world recognized art institution from Winnipeg and it follows the stories of four youth who find themselves in the urban arts, thanks to the programming offered there. The Graffiti Gallery has put Winnipeg on the map by showcasing internationally recognized artists from across the world.
“Graffiti Stories” was nominated for a Canadian Screen award and it became the official selection of festivals in Eastern Europe, Australia, the US. It also received the “Award of Excellence” at the Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver.
The agenda for the event will be fully packed with excitement. With musical showcases of some of the young artists in the program as well as the youth who are characters in the film, and to top it off Freeze Frame Media Arts Centre will be offering free workshops at the event. (www.freezeframeonline.org)
This is an all ages, kid-friendly event that offers youth an opportunity to learn about Graffiti Art Programming [GAP], watch a free film and discover one of our city’s crowning jewels, the gallery itself.
The majority of proceeds from DVD sales at this event will be donated to “Graffiti Arts Programming” for furthering its inspiring work with the city’s young and our future.
Graffiti Arts programming offers free safe spaces, workshops in all urban arts from dancing to graffiti to music at Studio 393 (inside the skywalk between the Bay and Portage Place Shopping Centre) and at the Graffiti Gallery (109 Higgins Ave) – To check them out go to Graffitigallery.ca
Graffiti Stories: From Dark Alleys to Bright Futures is copyrighted by 6771743 Manitoba Inc. and produced with support from MTS TV Stories From Home, and with the participation of Manitoba Film and Music, Government of Manitoba Provincial Tax Credits, and Government of Canada Federal Tax credits.