This page is a portal for the various projects the Four Stories team is working on. For now, the major projects underway are the organization of an international workshop, the creation of a documentary, and the production of various streams of research. As more research is completed, more findings will be communicated here.
We will be producing a documentary film examining the history of food crises and community responses in a transnational frame. Conducted democratically, documentary film is a powerful means for vulnerable people to image their world for others. It mobilizes knowledge well beyond academia, regardless of literacy levels, and is ideally suited to this community-rooted transnational project.
Co-hosted by T'Sou-ke Nation and the University of Victoria, the workshop will comprise five days of meetings and food-based cultural activities. Through formal and informal presentations, facilitated workshop activities, guided visits to food-harvesting sites in T'Sou-ke traditional territory, and meetings with community food advocates in Victoria, participants will gain new understanding of their own and their transnational peers' challenges and successes in the struggle for greater control over local and regional food systems.