Video - The Dream Catchers - Canada 150

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Transcript of The Dream Catchers - Canada 150

[Fort Waldegrave in a winter landscape]

[Text on screen: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
February 11, 2017
8:48 a.m.]

[Canada 150 logo]

[Text on screen: The Dream Catchers]

[Two cars drive down a slightly snowy street]

[Text on screen: Mary Francis Moore
Creator/writer, The Dream Catchers]

[Mary Francis Moore talking to the camera]

Mary Francis Moore: “I was approached to see if I wanted to be part of The Dream Catchers to work with Nick and Watio and Robert and we would go all across the country to all 10 provinces and 3 territories, and we would work with young people, generally around the ages of 11 to 13 to talk to them about their dreams, not just for themselves, but for the future of Canada”.

[Mary Francis Moore and young people moving around and smiling in a school gym]

Mary Francis Moore: “We just had our second workshop and so far it’s been mind-blowing with what these kids are bringing to us. It’s just been amazing, the kids are so generous with their ideas and their thoughts and their dreams”.

[Hands are rhythmically tapping and hitting the floor]

[A hand softly taps a book with a drum brush]

[Girl in an apron holding a dreamcatcher speaking to the camera]

Young girl: “A lot of kids my age, and other ages, doesn’t matter if they’re younger or older, they’re all, like, insecure about, like, who they are and they always feel like they’re lower and that they’re on, like, a population scale, but really not really one cares. Just be yourself, and by coming here, you learn a lot of who you really are and how you should act”.

[Young people and a man stand in a circle while singing and tapping their feet]

[Teenagers gently drum on metal]

Mary Francis Moore: “We talk a lot in the workshop about self-confidence and knowing that you have something within you that you should share. Whether it is, you know, a gift at math, or you’re really good at science or you’re a great runner. Whatever that gift is, not being afraid to show it, because I think we kind of live in a celebrity-obsessed culture and I think a lot of kids if all they’re getting, and in more remote communities, if they’re getting these, you know, YouTube feeds of celebrity culture, sometimes maybe just, you know, enjoying hiking doesn’t feel like it’s a really big important gift or maybe someone, you know, writing music or composing music, maybe that doesn’t feel like that’s amazing, and it is. So I feel like in these workshops we’re doing, we’re holding a light up to these kids and saying, “I see who you are, tell us more”.

[Teenagers making sounds with various objects and recording them]

[A man explaining how to build a dreamcatcher]

[Teenagers building dreamcatchers]

[Test on screen: Nick Huard
Dreamcatcher artist, workshop facilitator]

[Nick Huard speaking to the camera]

Nick Huard: “I worked as a war correspondent, I’ve seen Hell, I’ve been through it, I don’t want nobody to go through that. So I make it a point, and help them make the right decision, and then again, believe in your dreams, do what you want, not what you’re stuck with, not what people slated you for doing”.

Mary Francis Moore: “What’s really important too is we’re bringing people from each community, so we’re bringing artists from each community, with us to say, look this person grew up in this province and they look like you and they sound like you and they’re living their dream, they’ve gone and they’ve you know, gone after this creative dream and they’re living it”.

[On-screen text: Romesh Thavanathan
Multi-instrumentalist, tiny emperor]

Romesh Thavanathan interacts with young people in the gym]

[Teenagers building dreamcatchers]

[Girl standing in the gym, holding a dreamcatcher, speaking to the camera]

Girl: “It’s really good for people to interact with other people that they don’t know and it’s a good way to learn things that you’ve really never known before”.

[Teenagers building dreamcatchers]

[Young man standing in front of the camera in the gym]

Narrator: “What was your favourite part of today?  What was your favourite activity? What’s your favourite thing that you saw? What’s your favourite thing that you did?”

Young man: “That I made new friends.”

[Teenagers building dreamcatchers]

Mary Francis Moore: “I think we’re trying to show them that you might not be able to change the world today, but they can change their world, and I think that’s a really big step and I think that the arts are such a huge, huge, huge part of that change and they haven’t ever been more important, and that’s why this project is so incredible”.

[Canada 150 logo]

[Text on screen:
canada.ca/150, #canada150]

[Canada wordmark]

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