THE PEARL OF VANCOUVER
HUNGER FOR SUBSTANCE
Vancouver and its fake facades had tired me to the point I was starving for Truth, Purity and Substance
I found it all in the Downtown East Side
Hunger for Substance... That’s what led me, 20 years old Italian filmmaker named Ruggero Romano, to explore the controversial district of Downtown East Side Vancouver in October 2016.
Wonderful British Columbia welcomed me with arms open into the diverse and bold flow of Vancouver, city of dreams. It was only a matter of time that gravity pulled me into postal code V6A, sun of the solar system of YVR.
My adventure started from a little notebook, where I collected biographies and stories of personalities from the area day by day. The creativity marking the community overwhelmed me. I found to be constantly pulled back into that magical melting pot of misunderstood Love, masked by unhealthy news/media and misrepresentations. The Downtown East Side is considered to be the disease that haunts Vancouver, while it actually is the beauty that fills the frame with authenticity and generosity. It really is a pearl.
Everything society is craving for, is hidden in postal code V6A
RAGE AGAINST THE UNFAIR
Vancouver is losing coesion, while the Downtown East Side is fighting for community
This misrepresantion of the community living in postal code V6A took me to a place of anger: that purity was ignored and miscommunicated to the outsiders. It’s by projecting judgement over a broader slice of the community that we give birth to Racism, it is fundamentally important to choose the direction of our species without falling into hypocritism and lazy judgment.
Ask yourself in honesty, where do you stand?
WHAT IS YOUR HOME?
Some might not own a House, but have a Home
This virtuos movement, led by the feature documentary film “V6A”, challenges the meaning of "HOME" for us as human beings. Our origins and cultures differ all, spiraling into a multitude of colors and textures I call Beauty. It is our duty as creatures of this earth to celebrate our diversity and embrace the unity we are all part of.