Voices in Longitude and Latitude is a video installation about the aspirations of teen-aged girls in four communities— Inuit in Kugluktuk, Nunavut; trans-gender in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Jewish in Toronto, Ontario; and Congolese, Rwandan, Ethiopian and Sudanese immigrants in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The girls, aged 13 to 23, appear in a 17-minute, four-screen projection. Shot on location, the video and audio components masterfully combine landscape and urban imagery with cinema verité-style footage and studio interviews with the girls.
Voices represents the first collaboration between siblings Noam Gonick, the renowned Winnipeg filmmaker, and Dr. Marnina Gonick, Canada Research Chair in Gender at Mount Saint Vincent University. Their joint work provides insight into the question of how audio-visual media can open new possibilities, questions and ways of knowing in social research.