Nature Dazzles is a documentary film that portrays the endeavours of a teenage student as she inspires fellow schoolmates to write letters to Premier Kathleen Wynn and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The letters ask these leaders to designate a day of awareness for the celebration of gender equality that is held at the students’ progressive Toronto school. The hope would be that other schools across Canada would adopt this important initiative, with the goal to increase awareness of violence against LGBT children and teens, and reduce the high rate of suicide and self-destructive behaviour within this vulnerable group of youth.
About The Artist
Camilo Gomez-Duran has a passion for creating confined worlds that convey his love and admiration for life, enhanced by his foundation in Communications, Photography, Anthropology, and Documentary Media. At the heart of these realms he explores nature, filmic profiles, taboo subjects, and self-expression. Camilo has undertaken photographic and filmic experiments which have been exhibited in New York, Montreal, Calgary, Cartagena, and Bogota.
The DOC NOW Festival celebrates the work of established and
emerging documentary practitioners from Ryerson University's
Master of Fine Arts program in Documentary Media. Established in 2007,
Ryerson's Documentary Media program is the only MFA degree program
in Canada dedicated to developing tomorrow's documentary filmmakers
and visual artists. The program contributes to Canada's world-renowned
reputation for excellence in documentary by nurturing new talent and
fostering innovative critical approaches.