Lucius Dechausay

Lucius Dechausay is a video producer at CBC Arts, as well as a freelance illustrator and filmmaker. His short films and animations have been screened at a number of festivals including The Toronto International Film Festival and Hot Docs. Most recently he directed KETTLE, which is currently streaming at CBC Short Docs.

Latest from Lucius Dechausay


I Pity the Country: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson builds on a legacy of Indigenous resistance in new music video

Watch our premiere of Simpson's striking Willie Dunn cover, a collaboration with directors Lisa Jackson and Conor McNally, ahead of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
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Poet Mahlikah Awe:ri has a suggestion for reconciliation: don't speak

"Do you speak, broken treaties, broken promises, do you speak?"
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Warrior Cry: Peterborough's first poet laureate Sarah Lewis performs an ode to Indigenous warriors

For the Ojibwe/Cree poet, her appointment as the first poet laureate of Nogojiwanong-Peterborough is a form of resistance.
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Kahsenniyo performs a poem reckoning with the wounds of colonialism and breaking cycles of trauma

As part of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Mohawk artist offers her poem Decolonizing Love for a new edition of Poetic License.
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Brampton-based emerging poet Toks Ayinla aims to empower youth in her short vignettes

"I want a life that will move me to tears."
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Ifrah Hussein is the friend who tells you what you need to hear in her poem Till the Moon

"You cannot force a lifetime of what was only meant to live with you for a moment."
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Petra Amoako writes 'small poems with big meanings' — and this one is a meditation on healing

"Ignoring pain is like ignoring the sun, it will follow you, no matter how far you run."

'Where is our light?' Roen Higgins's poetry on race and mental health is searching for a way forward

In her poem Dark Phase, Higgins is looking for the light after the uprising.
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Yusuf Saadi's poems are like the introspective thoughts that come up on a long walk on a cold day

"On St-Hubert a toothless snowman stares into my window, smiles. This wintry air is anaesthetic — ringing glass-on-glass of interlocking crystals."
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'As the city sleeps': Joseph A. Dandurand poignantly captures life on the streets in his poetry

Dandurand's most recent book of poetry, The East Side of it All, is on the Canadian shortlist for the Griffin Poetry Prize.