Conversations: Hope Against Despair

October 15 - October 18

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It often appears that humanity is tormented by a somber shadow, beset with environmental, social and political crises. What is the role of the artist in helping us face calamity? What do we require from our artists: resistance, empathy, insight or all of the above?


Presented by the Government of Canada, in partnership with Canada FBM2020, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Alix Ohlin, Jocelyne Saucier, Joshua Whitehead

English and French


Digitization, Indigenous, International Dialogue, LGBTQ2+, Women