The Home Made Visible project has been shortlisted for the Governor Generals History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. The Governor General’s History Awards are Canada’s top honours in the field of history and heritage. They celebrate the very best in Canadian achievements to ensure our national past has a vibrant presence in our society today. Shortlisted organizations represent remarkable and inspiring initiatives that encourage public engagement in Canadian history.
Launched by the Regent Park Film Festival, HMV was guided by the vision of artistic director Ananya Ohri. She formed partnerships with Charles Street Video and York University Libraries to commission seven films by IBPOC artists; organize a tour of 51 exhibitions, workshops, screenings and installations across Canada; and facilitate the donation of 36 families' home movies to the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections. The contribution of 300 selected clips is now available for research, access and preservation in perpetuity.
Earlier this year, HMV was awarded the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation on 20 February 2020.
Originally published in yFile: York University’s News.