Congratulations to BCIT Television & Video Production alumni Mariam Demian and Andrea Gilbert, who had their documentary, “Children of Who? – the future of Cambodia’s orphans” screened at the 10th Annual Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto!

In 2011, Cambodia is still building its foundations after 30 years of civil war and government corruption. In the middle is a population that is struggling with acute poverty and low education levels who sadly abandon their babies out of necessity leaving them without care, without protection and in turn perpetuating the vicious cycle of poverty and low education. Simultaneously adoption has been ceased until Cambodia complies with international laws. Children of who? asks what will happen to the staggering number of orphans which seems to be increasing at a frightening rate.

Produced and Directed by Mariam Demian and Andrea Gilbert
Editor Andrea Gilbert

Special thanks to another BCIT TV Alumni, Cailin Perry for helping out on the promotional side of things and getting the word out!

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Egyptian Orphanage Documentary – Fundraiser

On January 21, 2011, in Television & Video Production, by Television Faculty

Second-year Television & Video Production students Mariam Demian and Andrea Gilbert are producing a documentary in Cairo, Egypt on orphans and the Egyptian adoption system this February/March.

Thousands of children live in orphanages without ever leaving and even sometimes stay and work there because they have not received a good enough education to move ahead in life and adoption is not legal- therefore, there’s never even a chance of them having a real family. Your help will allow the organization to provide a clean, safe and nurturing environment for the kids, because for now, there is no other option.

Your support for this project would be so very appreciated! Partial proceeds will be donated to the Littlest Lamb Orphanage as they’ve so far been supportive in giving us interviews when we get there. Additional proceeds will go towards our project shedding light on this very important issue.

It’s a big project and it’s ambitious, but we’re working hard to make the most of this documentary because it’s a topic that needs attention!

Tickets are $10. Tickets will be available through Mariam and Andrea, as well as at the door between 7:30pm and 11pm.


Lamplighter Pub
210 Abbott St (Gastown)
Vancouver, BC
February 1, 2011
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: $10
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