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Visual essay of real stories

Author: Julia Bachman

Posted on Nov 19, 2019

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The Human Development Council Saint John will present Subtext - real stories,’  a film about  tiny homes, tent camps and  conventional housing for people experiencing homelessness on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Mary Oland Theatre in the New Brunswick Museum.

Dr. Eric Weissman, a member of the Institute for Urban and Community Studies at UNB,  made this visual essay on a variety of digital media over the last 20 years in several cities.  Much of the footage is rough and gritty as it offers a deeply personal look into life on the margins in major cities.  The film starts in Toronto in 2000 and ends up in Fredericton in 2019.  Along the way,  you will be able to see and compare life in tent camps, tiny home communities and Housing First. Following the film, there will be a discussion about housing solutions and the potential of tiny home communities in New Brunswick. 

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