The short film "Lonely Ants Die Young" hopes to be a vehicle of empathy and reflection regarding our need for human connection. In a privileged, busy, and individualistic city like Vancouver, each person is constantly working to achieve their personal idea of "success." While this ambition can be positive, it may also lead to the constant need to "do" in order to feel "enough." This dangerous way of thinking can hinder our feelings of worth and vulnerability.
This screening can be a place for us to reflect on vulnerability, share our stories, and opt for human connection. This event includes a screening of "Lonely Ants Die Young," a talkback with the artists involved in the creation of the piece, and will end with a workshop to foster human connection.
*** This event was held at Simon Fraser University with Rob Kitsos as a co-facilitator. The event has now received a Neighbourhood small grant to be held a second time at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House with co-facilitator and artist, Clara Chow. ***
As an artist and human being, Tin Gamboa has strong interest in dance, film, and community development. She firmly believes there are powerful ways that each of these three can influence each other in creating work that sparks ideas, conversations, and rooted, positive change. Dance has been her medium of choice from a very young age. This is because of all that it has to offer in its language, reflection, and expression. Since the first short film she created while in Zambia, she found a love for film and the way it can encapsulate an idea, while utilizing her other love, dance.
It is Tin's goal to further herself as a person, a dancer, and a movement-based filmmaker. She hopes to share some light and hope through dance and film and will work to use these as tools to further engage the community and add some light into the world.