Young filmmakers documenting environmental and social issues, By ANDREA HOUSTON, Aug 4 2009

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Young filmmakers documenting environmental and social issues
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By ANDREA HOUSTON,

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Two young documentarians from Vancouver, who are crossing the country
chronicalling stories on social justice and the environment, made a
stop in Peterborough on Saturday. Neelam Khare and Peggy Lam headed to
the Sharbot Lake area on Sunday to interview activists involved in the
uranium mining issues.

Andrea Houston, Examiner
Young filmmakers documenting environmental and social issues
Posted By ANDREA HOUSTON, Examiner Staff Writer
Aug 4 2009

Two young documentary filmmakers from Vancouver, who are crossing the
country chronicling stories on social justice and the environment,
made a stop in Peterborough on Saturday.

Neelam Khare and Peggy Lam, who just graduated from high school, are
stopping in towns and cities where there have been protest movements.

“We’re following our passions,” Lam said.

“The more you know, the more you feel like you need to do something,”
Khare said.

At the Murray Street Baptist Church on Saturday, Khare and Lam met up
with local activists from the Peterborough and Kawarthas chapter of
the Council of Canadians.

Then on Sunday, they headed to the Sharbot Lake area to interview
activists involved in the uranium mining issues, they said.

“So far we’ve done one interview and seen a musical performance,” said
Lam. “But we’re looking forward to finding out a lot more.

“We plan to connect with Robert Lovelace up in Sharbot Lake.”

Lovelace, a Fleming College counsellor and past Chief of Ardoch
Algonquin First Nation, was imprisoned last year after protesting
uranium mining on ancestral Ardoch land.

Local singer Jan Laurie performed The Water Song, about plastic water
bottles, and The Ballad of Chief Lovelace.

When the documentary is finished, the pair will return to Vancouver to
use the piece to raise awareness about the issues, Lam said.

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“These are things happening right in our very own country,” Lam said.
“We also plan to bring it to the other communities we stayed at.”

“Most importantly we want to educate the youth out there,” said Khare.
“We want to keep (the documentary) grassroots.”

They are aiming for February to have the project all wrapped up.

After leaving the Peterborough area, the duo will hit Montreal and
Ottawa to get the political side.

NOTE: Follow their adventure on their blog at http://under19teenswordpress.com
or drop them an e-mail at under1...@hotmail.com.

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