2011 DVD & Web Site Project ~ 125 Vancouver Stories

Henri Robideau: Vancouver Solidarity Era 1983 -1984

By Lisa Walker

In the summer of 2011, as part of the City's 125th anniversary celebrations, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation hosted the digital media project 125 Vancouver Stories. The goal of the project was to gather and record neighbourhood stories in communities across the city.

125 Vancouver Stories lead artist film maker Lisa g Nielsen and her team, Brian Lye, Suzanne Ahearne, Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty, Odessa Shuquaya and Lisa Walker, collected  stories between May and September 2011 from the city's multicultural population, First Nations and immigrant communities. 125 short videos were created from the shared narratives and released as a DVD as well as a web site. For the full list and more information please visit CelebrateVancouver125.ca

Lisa Walker prepared this video of Henri Robideau's photographs taken during Operation Solidarity in 1983 and continuing labour struggles during 1984 in the lead-up to Expo 86.


Thanks to the Grunt Gallery for use of their space during the production of this video.

See the Operation Solidarity page for more information.