What Is Open Your Eyes?

The DOCTalks – Open Your Eyes (OYE) initiative is a community based, cross-sector collaboration to help charities mobilize knowledge-based documentary media content. The concept is simple and was initially developed in 2015-16 and then in 2017 piloted in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

How Does It Work?

The OYE initiative has been designed to incorporate applied research (understanding a social issue) with a community impact service activity (knowledge mobilization using a short film & online promotional campaign). It’s a simple and effective way to establish cross-sector collaboration’s in a community and raise awareness towards a social issue by creating, funding and mobilizing knowledge-based documentary media using a best practices and principles approach.

Watch These Open Your Eyes Fredericton Projects

In 2017, the Community Action Group on Homelessness (CAGH) addressed the issue of “housing first” for homeless persons. Check it out below.

In 2018, the Hayes Urban Teaching Farm addressed the issue of local “food security” in a period or rapid climate change. Check it out below.

Want To Raise Awareness For A Social Issue in Your Community?

Contact DOCTalks to learn more about the OPEN YOUR EYES initiative: