Amplifying Voices is a video project that explores the lives and realities of six seniors who receive meals-on-wheels from Santropol Roulant.
Day-to-day and Pastimes: This video focuses mostly at time spent alone. What does a typical day look like, what brings pleasure and pride, and what is more difficult?
Who participated? Santropol Roulant’s meals-on-wheels clients and volunteers collaborated to create these videos. While the clients provided the content by sharing their rich stories and intimate details from their everyday lives, many volunteers of all ages interviewed, filmed and edited the videos.
Why watch? Meet Alda, Augustine and Anne. Get to know Edgar and his dancing marionettes, Jan’s idea of how his neighbours should treat him, Rosanne and her orchids and her view of seniors.
Amplifying Voices Credits Filming and interviewing
Alda Cadieux Ashley Duong
Rosanne L’Ecuyer Richard Spiegel
Augustine Girard Mayumi Robinson
Edgar Lion Louis Beaucage
Anne Robicheau Tássia Camões
Jan Spaniel Lauren Kolyn
Rafael Fávero – Head editor
Martin Morin Music
Julia Evans Emilio Antonucci – “Gigue”
Swathi Meenakshi Septi – “La Desamortizacion de Mendizabal”
Claire Desbiens Pepe Frias – “Rita’s Tune”
This project was funded by the Canadian Government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.