October 26, 2018
When emerging filmmaker, Jeannette Tossounian, found herself living in community housing, the new experience became inspiration to create her first documentary. The motivation came after someone was shot to death on the floor below her in early 2018. She picked up her camera, set it to video and started recording.
‘125 McLeod’ is a 40 minute amateur video that is adequately compelling and sure to keep your attention until the end with the various characters of the building telling their stories of what it is like living in a building that public housing. Many issues are raised and answered in the video and was subject to a lively discussion after the debut screening on October 6 in the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library which attracted a truly diverse audience. The house was nearly full. A great accomplishment for a low budget beginner.
Jeannette Tossounian has been working hard to advance her video production skills and updating her access and knowledge of professional video equipment through an Ottawa based organization called Saw Video. Currently working on a documentary looking into the issues surrounding criminalized women in Canada, she is also the owner of this website and a very busy prolific lady. Help support Tossounian in her efforts by donating to her production fund so she could continue too bring you ever improving quality stories.
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