media release

Documenting B.C.’s economy through its people

July 18, 2013

Janet Webber, SFU Public Square, 778.782.9479,
Sarah Van Borek, We Are BC,    
Emily Ross, SFU Vancouver, 778.782.5151,

A crowd-sourced film project, commissioned by SFU Public Square to tell the stories of British Columbia’s economy through the perspective of its citizens, is seeking video submissions from the public.

We Are BC, a video portrait being created by local film director and educator Sarah Van Borek, is seeking video submissions from July 17-August 15. Once compiled and edited, the final product will be shown on October 3, at an Evening with Joseph Stiglitz, part of SFU Public Square’s second annual community summit, designed in partnership with Vancity.

“Through this provincial home movie, we hope to showcase citizens’ first-hand perspectives from across a variety of sectors, demographics, and areas in BC,’ says Van Borek, who produced the One Voice music video for SFU Public Square’s inaugural community summit.

Van Borek is seeking a wide variety of videos and subjects, which can be submitted online by following directions on SFU Public Square's website. Contributors have the opportunity to win one of three $500 peoples’ choice awards.

Submission guidelines, FAQs, and more can be found online. For more information, please contact Sarah Van Borek by email at

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