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Featured Guests: September 2011 Archives

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Sonny Assu - found art

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Sonny Assu is a first nations visual artist from Vancouver. In this interview with Sheryl MacKay he talks about finding pieces of discarded cedar that came to be his latest exhibition at West Vancouver Museum.

 
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Sonny's work is also in a show on now in Ottawa titled Decolonize Me and in an upcoming show at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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J.J. Lee - The Measure of a Man

J.J. Lee's book The Measure of a Man opens with his discovery of an old suit that belonged to his father hanging in a back corner of his closet.  This find launches J.J. on a social history of suits, an exploration of his time trying to become an apprentice at Modernize Tailors in Vancouver and a recalling of his sometimes troubled relationship with his father.  He ties these three elements together seamlessly in a memoir that is interesting and moving.

Many CBC listeners know J.J. as the sartorial voice on the program On the Coast with his Fashion Monday reports.  He also writes about fashion for the Vancouver Sun and is an award winning radio documentary producer.

I could hear J.J.'s voice so plainly in the pages of this, his first book.
The Measure of a Man JJ Lee


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VIFF - Short Films

The Vancouver International Film Festival runs Sep 29 - Oct 14, 2011 and as always, they will highlight short films as well as feature length ones.
There will be short films from Canada and abroad.
Sheryl MacKay spoke with 3 of the programmers of the Short Films at this year's VIFF.
Sandy Gow and Kellie Ann Benz who worked with the international shorts and Stephanie Damgard who programmed the Canadian ones. The conversation starts with a clarification on how long shorts are.

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