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Documentary ‘Unarchived’ set to be screened in Chilliwack

Screening set for June 9, 7 p.m. to mark International Archives Day
The documentary Unarchived will be screened June 9, 7 p.m. at the Chilliwack Archives inside Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack. (NFB)

The documentary Unarchived will be screened at the Chilliwack Archives inside Evergreen Hall on June 9 to celebrate International Archives Day in Chilliwack.

The new NFB feature documentary directed by Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok puts the spotlight on B.C. community archives to reveal “some of what has been erased” from the official record.

People and places left out of traditional archives are often “determined by the dominant power,” and that theme runs throughout the 84-minute film.

”Local knowledge keepers are undoing these omissions and hand-fashioning a more inclusive history,” according to the film description.

“Through a collage of personal interviews, archival footage, and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs.

“History is what we all make of it.”

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The doc is produced by Teri Snelgrove, executive producer Shirley Vercruysse

Unarchived, June 9, 7 p.m. at the Chilliwack Archives, 9291 Corbould St., Evergreen Hall. Free admission.

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Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering the arts, city hall, as well as Indigenous, and climate change stories.
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