Over 50 hours of Film Footage for Documentary

Alex Stacey

Over the past four months, the film crew of Keyhart Productions Inc., accompanied by Esther Bryan, has traveled thousands of kilometers shooting footage for the Quilt of Belonging documentary. The filming locations have varied from small apartment to church hall, boardroom to gardens, art studios to a wigwam in the woods.

Sharing food with guests is an important custom in many cultures, so often a delightful part of the interview process was tasting delicious ethnic cuisine. Tatiana Jouikova, the Russian block maker, expressed it best, “The tea is more important than the interview”.

The end result of our travels and tastings—23 high definition tapes, with over 50 hours of footage. Now on to the next phase, the mammoth task of editing and weaving the pieces together.