The Artist Beneath the Surface: A Documentary

Laura Johnston, Josh Kilner & Emily Vance / April 12th, 2019

BENEATH THE SURFACE

LIES A PLAY, AN EDUCATION, AN ARTIST, A PATH TO HEALING

Beneath the Surface is a project from the mind of the interdisciplinary artist Jenifer Brousseau. The play was originally written as a tribute to a 14-year-old indigenous girl named Chasity Smith who died by suicide. Brousseau has since toured across Canada with this play as a means of helping to heal the indigenous community through art. The Beneath the Surface: Youth Outreach Program is an extended support network that will be accessible to all communities throughout Canada, helping to start important dialogue needed to move forward with healing and understanding true reconciliation. The goal is to shift the narrative and educate the youth in truth. 

CONTENT WARNING: STRONG THEMES OF SUICIDE