Documentary, 18 minutes, 2019

DREAMS of the DEAD is a first-person journey propelled by memory and dreams.   

When the filmmaker’s grandmother dies a sudden and traumatic death, the house that had been the emotional hub of the family becomes a portal to the past. But suburban development is encroaching, and the house is sold. With its demolition looming, the filmmaker takes us on a compelling voyage of emotional transformation.


Richmond Culture Days

Date: October 5, 2020

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Location: On-line. Register for Zoom link, via Eventbrite.

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Join us for an on-line screening and discussion of DREAMS OF THE DEAD.


DREAMS OF THE DEAD explores the loss of a family home in Richmond that was demolished to make way for new houses, for new families.  Co-Director Marlene Rodgers will discuss the film and the idea of “home.”  Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences of “home” and memory, especially in the ever-changing community that is Richmond, and to upload photos and stories to THE MEMORY PROJECT.


This documentary was filmed in Richmond, which is on unceded lands of the Coast Salish People, including the Musqueam, Tsawwassen and Kwantlen Nations.



In the wake of loss, what remains?  Random artifacts, photographs, and places charged with meaning.  We encourage you to share an image and your own story of an object, a place, or a photograph with emotional resonance.

In celebration of Culture Days, THE MEMORY PROJECT will be dedicated to images of places and objects that connect you to a home you have lost or left behind in Richmond – or elsewhere in the world, to come to Richmond.


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