Sunday, 23 July 2017
Inclusion Weekend Video

Weekend Video: Jay Aaron Roy of Cape and Cowl Comics in Trans Canada mini-doc

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – This is very nice video about a great entrepreneur who runs a great store and does important work in suburban Halifax.

Not only is Jay Aaron Roy’s Cape and Cowl Comics and Collectables in suburban Lower Sackville an excellent place to shop for hard to find comics, it also offers a much-needed bullying-free community meeting space for young people who are a little bit on the geeky side.

There’s more of a story behind the making of this video as well.

Samson Learn, an east coast transgender photographer and filmmaker, is embarking on a 6500km+ cross country motorbike journey. Out of his adventures will come a full movie in 2017, and a series of shorts.  Jay’s profile is the first of these mini-docs. 

Here is how Samson’s  Facebook page explains it:

“Driving from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Vancouver, British Columbia with over 30 scheduled stops on his way, Samson hopes to meet and interview numerous transgender, gender variant, non-conforming and gender expressive community members countrywide.”

Alongside the personal interviews, the roadside challenges and self-discoveries involved in a cross country journey, Samson will also be sharing his own story of transition via the connections, tales and bonds he develops along the way.”

 

Check out the On the Road – Trans Canada Documentary Youtube channel.

Support the documentary maker here.

 

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  1. Jay’s comic book shop is more than the sum total of the stories it holds bound within its books. In fact, it’s an understatement to label it as just a comic book shop given the mission statement.

    The times I’ve gone to this store, the conversation turns from popular characters to trending news and always stays in a safe and respectable place. Something that is pretty hard to achieve with complete strangers I would guess.

    Great interview and I can’t wait to hear more about the new documentary.

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