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Lian Morrison: Shooting from all angles

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Meet Lian Morrison, a cinematographer and filmmaker who was born in Corner Brook but grew up in Paradise. “I think I am a bit of an introvert but at the same time my favorite thing to do is meet new people and. I’ve always been imaginative and independent since I was a kid so that hasn’t changed much.” Outside of work, the director keeps busy. She likes hiking, reading, gardening, baycations, checking out new breweries, traveling, running, scuba diving and spending time with her family, friends and cats.  Her film resume covers a variety of documentaries, including a recent episode of CBC’s Canada’s A Drag featuring St. John’s own queen, Irma Gerd. Morrison also has her own company Tin Bird Productions and has travelled the…

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From Newfoundland to Vietnam: Storyteller Sabrina Pinksen journeys around the world

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Rural Newfoundland and the town of Hanoi, Vietnam are a more alike than one may realize. “Here in Vietnam, families are very integrated within one another. Grandparents live with their children and grandchildren and all the neighbors seem to be related or at least very close.  I think that’s pretty common in Newfoundland culture anyway, but especially so in rural Newfoundland,” said Hanoi resident and Newfoundlander, Sabrina Pinksen. “It was exactly like that growing up at home. I was raised by my aunts and uncles and my parents’ friends as much as I was my own parents. Saturday and Sunday dinners with our extended families happened every weekend. You freely go in and out of people’s homes, and when I…

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Sharing Stories: Feminism Re/Presented

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St. John’s artist Jennifer Snow met photographer Maddie Mills in an unconventional way- after Snow presented for PechaKucha St. John’s in January, Mills approached her. “She came up to me afterwards and said ‘let’s be friends, you seem fun.’ We became pretty fast friends. She is a beam of light- her personality is so infectious because she is genuinely good,” recalls Snow of their initial introduction. “ Later, I noticed on her instagram she had a call for models and I thought me and my partner might want to do it for a laugh and I thought it would be fun. I later mentioned I always wanted to try body painting, and in my mind I pictured painting one person.…

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Power of Persuasion: Chill with Jill talks Radio, YouTube and A&W

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Jill Power has had a pretty interesting go of it in the last few years. For starters, the MUN student started a Podcast, Chill with Jill aired on CHMR Radio as a means to get engaged with interesting people. Turns out, she ends up chatting with the cream of the crop – Newfoundland go tos like Mark Critch and Tom Power and she even sat down with Peter Mansbridge for a dandy chat at one point- can you imagine? “I have my hands in a bit of everything. The podcast started in 2015, my first year of university. Radio was always one of those things I always wanted to do,” explained the host. “I was originally studying Education and The…

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Greg Hewlett: A Proper Response to Muskrat Falls

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When Greg Hewlett left Newfoundland and Labrador to move to Toronto he felt like he was leaving just as the province was about to slide into the ocean forever. “It felt terrible. Like most Newfoundlanders, it’s kind of like this dark cloud over everyone’s head. That’s the kind of thing I can’t really ignore and if I am ignoring it, it bubbles up. Especially now with the inquiry coming on. Muskrat Falls was the main obstacle for the province, or albatross,” said Hewlett in reference of the Muskrat Falls project and the aftermath that came with it. Hewlett’s anxiety is one that hangs heavy over the heads of many in the province. The Muskrat Falls inquiry final report is due…

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