Saturday was the Vancouver Media Democracy Day, it included a series of exciting panels, workshops and speakers. It was a day of action based on understanding how the media shape our world and our "democracy", a call for media reform; more divers representation and more accountability, and finally a day of protest against a media system based on commercialization and the strongest.
the media day was concluded by a day after party that included the Vancouver premiere of a documentary "Ground noise & static" at the Vivo visual art center in downtown.
Aside from this blog I'm not in the media, but I was lucky to have a friend whose curiosity was also picked by the documentary's title, and I was able to go with him to downtown.
I liked the documentary but the Q&A period was cut short and the best question of the night was left unanswered. Somebody asked; what's the next step for activists ?. I personally find her question interesting as we dedicated our time and the little bit of money that we have to make ourself heard. We invest ourself in fighting for what look and seem to be the right thing for us and for the coming generations, but nobody is listening. We stand for our believes, we get gazed and assaulted by the cops every time and end up back at the same starting point with no change, solution or answer, it's like pouring water in the sand. Saturday night , I 'm too waited for an answer, as I'm getting more and more tired looking for that light that I may never see shining.
But overhaul it was a good night, met some interesting people and watch an eye opening documentary.