Monday, August 30, 2010


Donna Lee's short video of the Access Committee, viewable on the Festival website and at

Access, a video on the Vancouver Folk Music Festival Disabled Access Committee is a labour of love to honour the dedication the festival has towards creating an inclusive and accessible environment for patrons with disabilities each summer at Jericho Beach. A cross between my work on the Video Committee this past summer and my 16 years as an Access volunteer, Access is a short documentary featuring the voices of patrons, as well as interviews with veteran volunteers and access pioneer Cindy Warren, who’s served as Co-Coordinator for over 26 years.

Shot over a beautiful summer weekend, Access is a shout-out for accessible services, and a challenge to other festivals to be accessible. Thank you to the Festival and to the Video Committee for supporting the production of this video.

Festival photo by Maggi Cheetham