In Conversation with Najeeb Mirza
To celebrate FAVA’s 40th anniversary, and with funding from our friends at The Edmonton Heritage Council and TELUS, we set out to assemble member works from our Historical Collection. FAVA is committed to the preservation of this collection, and to creating new exhibition opportunities to showcase member work from our history to new audiences.
VOICES is a one of those new opportunities. This program highlights women, BIPOC and underserved filmmakers’ work from our community.
Najeeb Mirza, a FAVA Alum from the early 2000s who continues to create beautiful and meaningful work in Ottawa, is featured in Voices Program 1 with his lovely film Herders Calling. Najeeb is a filmmaker, community supporter and first-class gentleman. We were thrilled to have Najeeb join us “In Conversation”, which you can watch right now on FAVATV; enjoy it and all the rest of the fabulous works included in the Voices Program.
FAVA Member Spotlight
Ken was a member of Fava for many years. Ken has cinema cursing furiously through his veins. His work ran the full gamut of cinema from drama to experimental and everything in between. FAVA has been putting up one of Ken’s works a week on FAVATV. Check out Ken’s work here:
- I Never Get Home (1990)
- Simon Sezz (1991)
- My Summer Vacation (1993)
- Café Utopia (1994)
- Cinematic Exercise Involving Gun (2002)
- The Streetlamp Flicker is Not (para)Normal (2006)
Ken currently resides in the wilds of B.C.
THE WILD ROSE OPERA PROJECT
by Edmonton Opera
A COLLECTION OF FOUR OPERATIC SHORTS
The Wild Rose Opera Project is a series of four short operatic works that each explore mental health issues through characters with ties to the Alberta landscape. Librettist Royce Vavrek has collaborated with composers Ian Cusson, John Estacio, Vivian Fung and Bryce Kulak to create short works that will be premiered online beginning November 19, 2021.
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