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| 1 h 24 min

In community archives across British Columbia, local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history. Through a collage of personal interviews, archival footage and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs. History is what we all make of it.

  • writer
    Hayley Gray
    Elad Tzadok
  • director
    Hayley Gray
    Elad Tzadok
  • producer
    Teri Snelgrove
  • line producer
    Jennifer Roworth
  • director of photography
    Kaayla Whachell
  • editor
    Aynsley Baldwin
    Elad Tzadok
  • composer
    Edo Van Breemen
    Johannes Winkler
  • sound recordist
    Ramsay Bourquin
    Alex Shamku
  • 2nd unit director of photography
    Michael Bourquin
  • additional photography
    Michael Bourquin
    Alfonso Chin
  • camera operator
    Elad Tzadok
    Hayley Gray
  • grip
    Chris Vautour
  • production coordinator
    Nathan Conchie
    Jas Calcitas
  • production assistant
    Joss Arnott
  • lead researcher
    Caroline Coutts
  • researcher
    Lanna Lucas
    Hân Phạm
  • assistant editor
    Holly Pavlik
  • title designer
    Sterling Larose
  • motion graphics designer
    Sterling Larose
  • sound designer
    Humberto Corte
  • re-recording mixer
    May Guimaraes
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • dialogue editor
    Miguel Araujo
    Elan Gabriel
  • background editor
    James Neves
  • colourist
    Dave Tomiak
  • online editor
    Ryan Mance
  • participation
    Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains
    Magnus Berg
    Dr. Tzu-I Chung
    Dr. Aaron Devor
    Ron Dutton
    Kathryn Gagnon
    Heather Gordon
    Dr. Imogene Lim
    Sandra Marion
    Joan Mayo
    Lou-ann Neel
    Grace Wong
    Genevieve Weber
    Henry Yu
    Michael Abe
    Ursula Abramczyk
    Sherri Brubaker
    Alan Lowe
    Davinder Mayo
    Robin Mayo
    Chad Norman Day
    Namar Parnar
    Dick Yano
  • marketing manager
    Kay Rondonneau
  • publicist
    Katja De Bock
  • studio administrator
    Carla Jones
  • executive producer
    Shirley Vercruysse


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Ages 15 to 17

Mini-Lesson - Unarchived

Study Guide - Guide 1

Diversity - Diversity in Communities
History and Citizenship Education - Population and Settlement (1608-present)
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
Social Studies - Social History

Unarchived examines “traditional” archives in British Columbia, those rooted in European colonial practices upheld by government, academic and other settler institutions. Records preserved in such repositories centre and privilege the stories of the dominant culture, perpetuating the re-telling of biased histories. This film challenges typical archival practice and encourages the viewer to question what is not being told, to make space for diverse voices and to build capacity for alternative archives.

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