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Mission hosting premiere of the award-winning film, Unarchived

Documentary, about the people often left out of traditional archives, takes place at the Clarke
Motion graphic design using archival footage by Sterling Larose. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.

On Nov. 14 at the Clarke Foundation Theatre, the Mission Community Archives in partnership with the City of Mission and the National Film Board of Canada is hosting the premiere of the award-winning film, Unarchived.

Directed by Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok, this feature-length documentary is about the people often left out of traditional archives and some of the communities who are challenging this erasure.

Unarchived surveys the inspiring work of community archives across B.C., including those of 2SLGBTQ+, South Asian Canadian, Chinese Canadian communities and the Tahltan Nation community.

Through a collage of personal interviews, archival footage and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs.

History is what we all make of it.

The film will be introduced by community archivist Val Billesberger who has endeavored to build an inclusive Archives in Mission by seeking and make accessible the records of historically excluded and minoritized groups.

Getting into the film screening is free, however, a ticket is required. Get yours today on the Eventbrite or Archives website at

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