Bindis 2 Brastraps

This intergeneration project between grandmothers and granddaughters uses film and photography to explore issues of self-identity, mental health, immigration as well as gender oppression in the South Asian community of Brampton. Bindi’s 2 Brastraps aims to decrease cyclical patterns of abuse with the family, while integrating the female voice in the community.

Through this project grandmothers and granddaughters have been able to access various skills sets from their photography and video workshops. They have learned how to use High Definition cameras as well as SLR cameras. Whether physical, technical or emotional the curriculum we have created in our program allows participants various ways to express and communicate if they do not always feel comfortable doing so verbally. We have created a safe and confidential space where grandmothers and granddaughters can share their narratives for the first time!

Bindis 2 Brastraps has been graciously funded by The Ontario Trillium Foundation.