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At Movie Monday -- Slide Show for "Prairie Sunset: A Story of Change"

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Monday, February 15th, 2016
6:30 PM

At Movie Monday this week, Dion Manastyrski will be showing images on our big screen, and reading brief stories from his beautiful new hardcover historical photography book, "Prairie Sunset: A Story of Change".

In 2003, Dion Manastyrski began work on a project to photograph abandoned artifacts in the Canadian prairies. These old homes, barns, schools, and churches were left behind from an earlier time, when the small family farm was at the heart of rural life on the prairies: neighbours within walking distance, vibrant small towns, and a rich sense of community.

He also interviewed over 70 people, and asked, "What can you tell me about rural life several decades ago, and about how things have changed?"

The 240 page, fine-art, hardcover book is filled with photos and personal, often heartfelt anecdotes about many aspects of life beginning in the pioneer years, and covering a span of about 100 years. Within their words, the book also raises ques-
tions about what has been lost or gained during the rapid change.

The author describes, "In my search for understanding as I roamed the homesteads of a vanishing era, I photographed the abandoned structures, and talked to people of the prairies. Collectively, they have a remarkable story to tell, and I would like to share this with you."

Dion Manastyrski has been photographing professionally for over 20 years. He has lived in the three prairie provinces, and now resides in Victoria, British Columbia.

Any who have Prairie roots will especially love this presentation and book, as well as anyone who enjoys history from a personal perspective, and photography of abandoned buildings and prairie landscapes.

Movie Monday website: http://www.moviemonday.ca/
Prairie Sunset book website: http://prairiesunset.ca/

Books will be available for sale ($55, cash sales only), and signing.

Short films from NFB, Kurelek and a segment from Great Grandmother, will be included.

Movie Monday events are by donation, everyone welcome.
At the Eric Martin Pavilion of the Jubilee Hospital - 1900 Block Fort Street.

NOTE: Car parking, instead of on Lee Avenue, is in the Caribbean Apts lot just East of the Movie Monday entrance as the City has reviewed and decided to phase out our privilege of extended parking on Lee.

Cost: Free Event
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Literature | Poetry
    Talks | Lectures
Location: Eric Martin Pavilion
643-2334 Trent Street, Victoria
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Dion Manastyrski
[email protected]

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