Elements Unite 2023. Short Documentary (8:08 min)
Directed by: David Ng and Jen Sungshine in collaboration with Nadine Spence (Nlaka’pamux/Secwepemc)

Produced in collaboration with Nlaka’pamux/Secwepemc artist, Nadine Spence, this project grows from Spence’s initiative, “Honouring our Grandmothers Healing Journey”, where Indigenous artists have been commissioned to create cedar chests, where stories of ancestors from the Downtown Eastside are offered, and Spence will do ceremony with these stories over 5 years. Love Intersections was a collaborator of the “Community Chest”. Inspired by a desire to build cross cultural solidarity between different racialized communities in the Downtown Eastside and Chinatown, a group of artists from the nations of the Medicine Wheel (Black, Indigenous, Chinese, and white), collaborated on a community cedar to highlight stories of decolonization, reconciliation, and land back. This community chest calls upon the fire, water, air, and earth to unite us always.

©David NgArtistJanuary 2024