Life Reflected Panel Discussion

Renowned CBC News Network host Heather Hiscox leads a fascinating panel discussion about the four remarkable Canadian women who are the subjects of Life Reflected; author Alice Munro, teen Amanda Todd, astronaut Roberta Bondar, and Mi’kmaw poet and elder Rita Joe. Their stories are told through music, film, photography, graphic design, and the written word.

Panelists include Donna Feore, Creative Producer and Director of  Life Reflected, Nicole Lizée, Juno award-nominated composer of Bondesphere a work inspired by the life of Dr. Roberta Bondar and Jocelyn Morlock, Juno award-nominated composer of My Name is Amanda Todd. Each of the artists provides insight into their creative process and speaks about the inspiration each of these strong Canadian voices provides.

Joining in the discussion are Carol Todd, mother of Amanda Todd and founder of the Amanda Todd Legacy Foundation and Ann Joe, daughter of Mi’kmaw poet and Elder Rita Joe C.M., who wrote “I Lost My Talk”. For these two women in particular Life Reflected is a legacy project that honours their loved ones and provides a powerful experience for learning and social change. 

Life Reflected has a strong Canadian voice but the stories are international. "All four of these stories are about humanity and choices" says Creative Producer and Director Donna Feore. "It's about women finding their voices - the themes are universal." 

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Marnie Richardson

Associate Producer, Digital Media Creation and Community Engagement / Productrice associée, Médias numériques et volet communautaire