Vivek Shraya


J.S. Woodsworth Award

Honoured to be nominated for the J.S. Woodsworth award “for significant contributions towards the goal of eliminating racial discrimination in our society.”

J.S. Woodsworth Award

posted on 3 March 2017 at 7:45 pm

CBC Arts: “Vivek Shraya’s new film is a courageous and vital portrait of mental health”

For Shraya, a major impetus for creating the film was how exhausted she felt by the expectations of performing “a kind of durability in [her] personal, professional and artistic lives…As an artist, my prolificness is often commented on, through comments like, ‘When do you sleep?’ — and sometimes I want to respond: I make art because it brings me joy, but also, I make art because I am in pain. Making and releasing this film now feels like a relief, to be able to be honest about the ways that my living has often been connected to not wanting to live.”

Full article.

posted on 16 February 2017 at 11:18 am