Kaila Bolton is a Canadian filmmaker with a background in visual anthropology. She aims to bring to the table a non-judgemental and collaborative approach to film, to record and represent people’s realities through her own subjective camera lens. Kaila is passionate about exploring the potential of film as a tool for empathy-elicitation and social activism. Currently, she is working on a few film projects and is also a volunteer at the Soulitate Chaibar, a social meeting space that operates as both a chai café and a cultural platform that hosts community events. In the future, Kaila hopes to work at the intersection of film, human-rights initiatives, and education – creating content that has a positive social impact, while helping others discover and explore the possibilities offered by film.
Updated April 2021
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Humanity in Action Denmark Announces the 2023 Danish Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, eleven Fellows from Denmark were selected to join the 2022 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.
Lack of representation and integration policies that weighs assimilation over diversity make it difficult for young people from minority backgrounds to share their stories. In the 'Animate Youth Stories' project, children take the lead in telling their own stories and celebrating their cultural backgrounds through stop motion films. Maiken and Kaila, together with ANIMOK, have developed a 2-day workshop for children. A number of films have come out of it, which you can find on the Instagram account: animate.youth.stories. Based on the project, Maiken and Kaila held a film screening and debate on how to animate change at the 'Viborg International Animation Festival 2022'.
Humanity in Action Denmark Announces the 2022 Danish Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, eight Fellows from Denmark were selected to join the 2022 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.
Humanity in Action Denmark Announces the 2021 Danish Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 23 Fellows from Denmark were selected to join the 2021 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.