Digital Premiere: Hello in There, a Documentary by Berny Hi and Matthew Ripplinger

Regina, SK

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Film & video


Visual arts

In 2013, Common Weal Community Arts partnered with artist Chrystene Ells and together they posed the question: Can the lives of seniors living in care facilities be enriched through creative engagement and arts programming? Thus began the Hello in There program, which supports the social participation of seniors through storytelling and memory-sharing arts activities. Everyone has a story to be told. This film features the stories of select seniors who’ve participated in the program and highlights the importance of providing seniors with creative pathways that validate their life experience, connect them to their families and community, and equate to numerous mental and physical health benefits. To learn more about the Hello in There program and how you can adopt the Hello in There program model for use with the seniors in your life please visit:

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

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Common Weal Community Arts

Common Weal Community Arts is the only professional arts organization in Saskatchewan committed to socially-engaged practice. We create programming in collaboration with socially-engaged artists and Saskatchewan communities in pursuit of an equitable and just society.


220-1808 Smith Street

Regina, SK

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