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Strategic Arts Management clients Erin Donovan from Hear Here Productions and Susanne Chui from Mocean Dance have been working on an exciting project these past few months. Get ready to see this incredible short film, incorporating dance, poetry, music, and gorgeous visual storytelling. Coming soon in 2020! Be sure to follow @hearhereproductions to be the first to know when the film is released.

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Woodlight is a short film by Hear Here Productions, in collaboration with Susanne Chui from Mocean Dance, Justin Pickens and Eliote Schuler from Picnic Studios, John Adams from Stonehouse Sound, and Alice Burdick, a local Mahone Bay poet. Woodlight is made possible with the support of Canada Council’s Digital Originals grant.  

Woodlight and this short video were shot on the east coast of Canada in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. This is a part of Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship,” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with the surrender of lands and resources but recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. 

Please learn about the treaties across Turtle Island and in your area at  


Music Credit: 

The Restoration by Scott Buckley | 

Music promoted by 

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)… 


Video by SAM Content Creation Intern Adriana Loewen

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