September 16: The Legacies of Colonization: Apartheid in Small Town BC A film screening

The Legacies of Colonization: Apartheid in Small Town BC A film screening 

Dr. Leonie Sandercock
School of Regional and Community Planning, UBC

Legacies of Colonization: Apartheid in Small Town British Columbia


Can small town British Columbians overcome a history of bitter division and racial segregation? Can the community of Burns Lake find a way towards reconciliation, reparation, and co-existence? Join scholar and filmmaker Leonie Sandercock for a screening and discussion of Finding Our Way, a new documentary film that explores the legacies of colonialism in small town British Columbia and the prospects of a healthier future.

Leonie Sandercock is a professor in the School of Community & Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia and the recipient of the Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning, the Paul Davidoff Award for best book in planning, the Harmony Gold Screenwriting Award, and the BMW Award for Intercultural Learning. Her research interests focus on planning in multicultural cities, indigenous planning, and the importance of storytelling and multimedia in planning. She is the author of a dozen books, including Towards Cosmopolis: Planning for Multicultural Cities(1998), Cosmopolis II: Mongrel Cities in the 21st Century (2003), and Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning (2010). She has also directed two documentaries (with Giovanni Attili), one on the immigrant experience in Vancouver, Where Strangers Become Neighbours: The Story of the Collingwood Neighbourhood House and the Integration of Immigrants in Vancouver (National Film Board, 2007), and the other on conflicts between First Nations and settlers in Burns Lake, BC, entitled Finding Our Way(Moving Images, 2010).