Transported: Objects of Meaning and the Immigrant Experience

Opening screening, Q&A, and reception:

2pm, Sunday, November 5 – FREE

November 5-February 25

Guelph Civic Museum
$5 or $15/family

Transported: Objects of Meaning and the Immigrant Experience
Director & Editor: Dawn Matheson
Cinematographer & Editor: Erin MacIndoe Sproule
Intern: Euston McGovern



A series of five short films highlighting the immigrant experience with a focus on storytelling around an object brought to Canada that has personal significance.

The film subjects:

Mwangi Wa Wairimu.
Seun Jilani
Amira Al Tahhan
Nicola Maggi
Farshad Mazloumi

On display with the exhibit To The Gathering Place at the Guelph Civic Museum:

From the Attawandaron Nation that gathered to farm and trade, to the most recent newcomers journeying from across the globe, Guelph has been shaped and enriched by the individuals and families who have traveled to it. Through personal accounts, artifacts and images, To the Gathering Place presents an engaging selection of stories of those who have searched for new beginnings in Guelph. [Guest curated by Lisa Hunter]

Transported: Objects of Meaning and the Immigrant Experience is part of the Guelph Film Festival’s annual Hidden Histories project. Each year a new project is designed to help foster local filmmaking and highlight small stories that contribute to the community.

The Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, Guelph Film Festival, and Ed Video Media Arts Centre are partnering for this project, with funding from the Guelph Community Foundation.



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