Five youth ages 16-28 took pictures and provided the testimonials of their experiences dealing with substance use in the Kootenay Boundary Region of British Columbia. This video was created by Watershed Productions Inc. for the Caring Communities Conference at Selkirk College on May 14/15th, 2015. The organizations that were involved in the production of this video include: ANKORS, Freedom Quest, Caring Communities, Columbia Basin Trust and Selkirk College. Produced in 2015.
Kootenay Lake/School District 8 wanted to showcase the innovative approach that Teresa Olleck, a grade one teacher from South Nelson Elementary School, takes to teach her students about nature and community. “The Forest Garden” video follows Teresa and her 21 students on their weekly trips to the community garden space join Nelson BC where they learn how to steward a public space and find delight in the animals and plants of the garden. Produced in 2015.
Basin Stories is a series of eleven short documentaries, each between 5 and 10 minutes in length, that were created from over sixty interviews conducted throughout the Columbia Basin with displaced residents, biologists, First Nations people, elected officials, historians and former BC Hydro employees. Each video centres around a particular topic, like agriculture, electricity, and ecosystems, exploring how each was experienced in the Columbia Basin before, during and after the construction of the Columbia River Treaty dams. To view the videos visit the Columbia Basin Stories website here. Produced in 2013.
Watershed Productions worked with Trail BC’s Skills Centre and Women Creating Change to address the barriers that are currently happening in the region related to women and economic security. This video utilizes PhotoVoice to tell the personal stories of the women being directly impacted by poverty in the Lower Columbia Region. Produced in 2013.
EcoSave Energy Retrofits Program has been designed to simplify the process for homes and businesses to reduce energy consumption and lower greenhouse gases within the community. This program has been established as a key strategy in the City of Nelson’s Low Carbon Path to 2040, Community Energy and Emissions Action Plan. Visit the EcoSave website to learn more. Produced in 2013.
With leadership from the Kootenay Library Federation One Book One Kootenay celebrates the work of the wonderful writers living in the Kootenay Boundary. All nominated authors were interviewed by Amy Bohigian about their books. Bruce Kirkby is featured here talking about his book “Dolphin’s Tooth”. For more information about OBOK visit: http://www.obok.ca/. Produced in 2013.
The student-made documentary “North & South: a documentary” was made by seventeen L.V. Rogers students with mentorship and production support from Amy Bohigian. The 37-minute film follows their exchange experience with a group of youth from Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, starting in Nelson and then travelling up north, where they went dog sledding, danced the jig, saw the Northern Lights and spoke with elders in the native community of Fort McPherson.
Watershed Productions worked with BC Non-Profit Housing Association to produce the Surviving Not Thriving DVD and Toolkit. The nine-minute video, featuring the photos and voices of women who are leaving violent relationships and who face barriers to housing, creates an emotional impact meant to inspire action from policy makers, stakeholders and the community-at-large. Produced in 2012.
Elena Banfield challenges our assumptions and performs a spoken word about her generation, the Gen Y’ers, at SelfDesign High’s 3rd annual TEDx event on Saturday November 17th 2012 in Nelson, B.C. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Check out the other 8 speakers from that inspirational event at the TEDx Youth site.
A collaborative performance piece from SelfDesign High’s 3rd annual TEDx event on Saturday November 17th 2012 in Nelson, B.C. The theme for 2012: What do youth need to thrive? About TEDx, x = independently organized event. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Check out the other 8 speakers from that inspirational event at the TEDx Youth site.
The Osprey Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization that provides funding to improve the quality of life around Nelson, British Columbia. They connect people who care with causes that matter here in our community. This video was directed and edited by Amy Bohigian with production support from Vivien Bowers, Executive Director of the Osprey Community Foundation. http://www.ospreycommunityfoundation.ca/. Produced in 2012.
With leadership from the Kootenay Library Federation One Book One Kootenay celebrates the work of the wonderful writers living in the Kootenay Boundary. 2012 winner, Rita Moir, was all interviewed by Amy Bohigian about her book, The Third Crop, her writing process and the impact of living in the Kootenays on her writing style. For more information about OBOK, Rita Moir and her book, visit: http://www.obok.ca/
People sang in the name of peace at Whitewater Ski Resort on Februrary 13, 2011. Performance directed by Bessie Wapp. Performers include Jonnine Mahonen, Lucas Myers, Anika, Logan Carlstrom, Felicity Blaiklock, Deb Kozak among dozens of chorus members. Video shot by Rachel Schmidt, Elijah Schmidt, Amy Fox and Amy Bohigian. Directed and edited by Amy Bohigian.
Elisa Timm-Bottos performs her poetry at Self Design High’s Tedx talks, held in Nelson BC. Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. The video was broadcast live online during the event and was shot in collaboration with the SelfDesign Video Team from Vancouver, BC.
Jude Davison’s Circo de Teatro – Live Performance at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson BC, January 2010. Produced, Directed and Edited by Amy Bohigian. Shot on Panasonic HVX200’s operated by Amy Bohigian, Katherine Pettit and Peter Schramm.
This video was a collaborative effort between the youth participants and Watershed Productions. All youth participants were given video training and cameras as an integral part of their Peacecamp experience. As a result, the final video is a combination of footage shot by the youth and Watershed Productions. Produced in 2009.
This video, one of six short 2-6 minute videos, provides an overview of The Centre for Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership. (CIEL) strengthens communities by helping them become more business-friendly, more culturally vibrant, and more sustainable. We also assist them in improving leadership and enhancing community involvement. Produced in 2008.