This curriculum has been based on the experience that we shared at the La Maison des Jeunes de la Côte-des-Neiges in the Fall of 2008.
"Mapping Memories: Digital Media Workshop" was a ten week course that took place at Cote-des-Neiges Youth Center in Fall 2008. The course trained youth with refugee experience in video, peer interviews and digital imaging. The resulting short video, "Mapping Memories: Youth Media Workshops" documents the process. The course was a collaboration between Maison des jeunes Côte-des-neiges, the Canadian Council for Refugees, and "Mapping Memories."
The six youth who completed the course reflected on their family, friends, communities, schools, passions, concerns, and hopes for the future. In addition to learning valuable media production skills they had the opportunity to share their experiences with each other.