docnow 2017 / Nature Dazzles

Artist Statement

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.

Artist
Camilo Gomez-Duran

Project Type
Film

Date
June 21, 2017

Hours
6:45pm–7:15 pm

Venue
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3
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After Party
9–12 pm
Paupers Pub
539 Bloor Street W
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6
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