Occurs on Sunday February 4 2018

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 32 minutes


Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
300 College Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9

Performance Notes

× Internationally acclaimed spoken word artist Shane Koyczan gives a poignant and powerful voice to the inaudible and the imperceptible: the bullied, the awkward, the visibly different. In her entrancing and engrossing documentary, Melanie Wood reveals a conflicted man. Working with Shane’s longtime friend and collaborator, filmmaker Stuart Gillies, Wood brings us an intimate and honest portrait of the man who rocked the opening ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics with the mind-blowing poem “We Are More (Define Canada).” With lucid candour, Yellowknife-born, Penticton-based Koyczan allows us to join him on a deeply personal and momentous journey to reconnect with his long-estranged father, Len Koyczan, in Yellowknife, NT. The result is his most important and most difficult poem yet; an ode to the parent he never, and yet always, had. 86 minutes In attendance: Shane Koyczan, Len Koyczan, Kim Koyczan, director Melanie Wood, collaborator Stuart Gillies and executive producer, Murray Battle. Screens with: Yukon filmmaker, Kerry Barber’s short documentary, Dear Hatetts, a personal account of a relationship torn apart by a suspected lie. 6 minutes

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