Amplifying Voices is a video project that explores the lives and realities of six seniors who receive meals-on-wheels from Santropol Roulant.
Mobility, Health and Autonomy: All of Santropol Roulant’s meals-on-wheels clients experience a loss of autonomy and often restricted mobility or other health issues. These different problems affect how they experience and interact with their world.
Kateri Décary, Meals-on-Wheels Director at Santropol Roulant, speaks about the topic of mobility, health and autonomy in meals-on-wheels clients.
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
– Claudia Atomei
Editing, transcription Graphics
Rafael Fávero – Head editor Julia Gunst
Martin Morin Music
Julia Evans Whiteyes – “La Rencontre”
Swathi Meenakshi Marco Tezza – “Rundgesang – Girotondo”
Claire Desbiens Pierre Feraux – “Brahms – 25 Variations and Fugue – Var. XI-XII”
– Marco Tezza – “Landliches Lied – Canzone Campestre – Ferdinand Schumann”
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.
This project was funded by the Canadian Government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.