The untold stories of Montreal
ABOUT the project
Between Past & Present is a project meant to draw attention to the erasure of BIPOC history and identity in the bigger narrative of the History of Montreal and Quebec. This project is a visual and written manifesto of BIPOC’s presence, resistance, and resilience despite the suppression of their cultural essence. By reclaiming BIPOC’s place in historical records and by knowing our shared past, our collective historical narrative will be awakened and strengthened.LEARN MORE
I am Montreal would like to highlight the work of Bliss Mutanda, who thanks to her creativity and passion was able to bring the project to life. We would also like to thank Parker Mah and Jenny Cloutier for their help, resources and invaluable advice throughout the project. We would also like to thank Maya Cousineau-Mollen, Bao-Vy Nguyen and Florence M. Rosalie for giving their voices and feathers to the project. We would also like to thank Florence, for the correction and revision of our texts.
Special thanks to Joseph Ponton Costumes who allowed us to add a touch of realism to our project. I am Montreal would like to thank Bong Sou, Charles-Édouard Ligondé, Claudia Rwigamba, Gael Stephenson Chancy, Gregory Sioui, Jennifer Debrosse, Jim Tuan Kiet Tran, Lindsy Fandraona, Marvin Ali, Melissa Kavunga, Sabrina Khalisa, Sue Wang and Sali Yang for their participation in the photoshoot. This project was made possible through the YWCA Canada program YWCA 150: Look Back, Push Forward and by the Government of Canada.