Between the Lines is proud to co-present the Video Ballad Packingtown. Packingtown shares the vibrant people’s history of North Edmonton through original songs and video interviews with people who worked at the meatpacking plants and lived in the community during the height of the meatpacking industry there (early 1900s to 1980s). The 60-minute live music and video performance weaves music and lyrics written by Juno-nominated songwriter Maria Dunn, with video footage, historical photographs, and video interviews collected and edited by videographer Don Bouzek of Ground Zero Productions (GZP) and historian-curator Catherine C. Cole with the support of northeast resident Janice Melnychuk. The performance will feature Maria Dunn accompanied by Shannon Johnson and Jeremiah McDade of the Juno award winning Celtic-world fusion band, The McDades.
The creation of Packingtown was funded by the Edmonton Heritage Council, Edmonton and District Labour Council, Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, the Alberta Federation of Labour and UFCW Local 1118.
Co-presented with Briarpatch Magazine, George Brown College - School of Labour, Between the Lines
Co-sponsored by UFCW