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Montreal @ La SAT (Société des arts technologiques)
Jun 17, 2009


Dublin @ The Sugar Club
Apr 01, 2010


Columbus @ OSU Urban Arts Space
Feb 11, 2010


Dayton @ The Neon
Feb 03, 2011


Brighton @ The Old Market
Nov 13, 2012


Richmond, BC @ Richmond Cultural Centre
Jul 12, 2013


Eindhoven @ Gaslab
Dec 12, 2013


Santa Cruz, CA @ Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
Sep 13, 2013


Dornbirn @ designforum Vorarlberg @ CAMPUS Dornbirn
Feb 27, 2014

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Theatre Diod in Jihlava
Oct 25, 2014


Duct Tape Fonts

@ VOL 49 ON FEB 27, 2008

TrioFour introduces us to the fantastically generic duct tape font 'Shuetsu-tai' by Shuetsu Sato. TrioFour is a film and documentary team based in Tokyo. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on July 31, 2013.


Dosvelas Pictures- Smile & OPEN YOUR EYES

@ VOL 8 ON FEB 20, 2010

Jessica Leung - documentarian, video freelancer, connector - about working with Pamela Anderson in Hollywood... to making an experimental documentary in India!


@ VOL 90 ON MAR 28, 2012

Heath Cozens talks about Doglegs, Tokyo’s own iconoclastic “superhandicapped” pro-wrestling league, and the subject of the feature documentary that he is making. This presentation is in English.


@ VOL 1 ON JUN 14, 2013

Diego Álvaro tells us about his participation in a group trip to Senegal, where they cooperated with the village's cultural center to make the photographic documentary ABARAKA ("thanks" in Mandinka language) in which they get along with a typical Senegalese family, following their different members in their daily life. With the obtained photographs they plan to make an educational exhibition for students in order to make them understand the way of life of a different family, with a different culture and problems, and let them to see for themselves why it is important to understand the world we live in.


Could I Take a Bullet?

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 20, 2013

Filmmaker John Richie speaks about the people that he came to know making "Shell Shocked", a documentary about youth and gun violence in New Orleans. He became very close to people that had lost loved ones (oftentimes children) in this way.

Many of the shootings in New Orleans are due to retaliatory violence. Like Ed Buckner says in Shell Shocked, “When you shoot one black kid, all you are doing is inciting his 20 friends to come and kill you.”

As John says, "The retaliatory response is a young man’s way of dealing with it, and only a small group of “hardheads” will do this. Most people who have lost a loved one in this violent, unfair way have years, if not a lifetime, of intense grief and anger. But what I’ve seen from the mothers, fathers, and friends of victims is an amazing transcendence from grief to compassion and enlightenment.  I’m amazed by it, and I wonder if I lost my brother or best friend to gun violence which path I’d take.  I hope I would follow the example of the great people in my film Shell Shocked."

Shell Shocked is screening at the National League of Cities conference in 2013 and is available for purchase at


Documenting Language Loss & Reacquisition

@ VOL 20 ON JAN 31, 2014

Daniel Quintanilla is a documentary filmmaker and editor, who has produced numerous NGO documentaries, with themes ranging from traditional medicine in Uganda to orphanages in Bolivia. After moving to the US from Mexico, Daniel began his career in Boston working with a renowned Brazilian editor on the film Captive Beauty, about a beauty pageant in an all-women’s high security prison in Colombia. He then moved north to work at the Maine Media Workshops and was commissioned to edit the film Language of America, a story about language loss and reacquisition amongst Native American tribes in New England. Most recently, he edited the award winning film Raw Faith.


Born Into Fun

@ VOL 13 ON AUG 07, 2014

Filmmaker, Culturist, Wanderer, Chloe Walter-Wallace talks about being born into fun, growing up Jamaica and finding her path and love for anthropology which lead her to her true passion for documentary film and working for a non-profit on various media related projects and her constant pull back to Jamaica.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 13, 2014.


Looking Back

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 14, 2014

Walter Coker looks back over twenty years of photography and shares with us what it has taught him about compassion. The world can be a big and cruel of only the strong, smart, and rich survive. This is not all entirely true, and some get left behind, pushed aside, and even abused from the rest of the pack. Walter shares his photos and stories to remind us that we need to show more compassion everyday. Not only to each other, but with the nature that lives with us. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 9, 2014.


Photography Comes First

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 07, 2014

“These are quiet, concentrated, and precise images seemingly of everyday scenes, but in fact these are staged moments suspended in time.”

Photography has taken Nora Bibel all over the world: Vietnam, Myanmar, Germany and more. Nora speaks about her beautiful portrait work, books, and exhibitions that have made up her work. She tells us her themes are utopia, social change, home, memories, and more.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 26, 2015.


Teacher of the Year

@ VOL 1 ON APR 18, 2015

Teachers and Film Makers Jason Korreck and Rob Phillips share about their upcoming documentary, Teacher of the Year, which attempts to pull back the curtain on the teaching profession and explore the complexity of teacher performance. 


Trio 4

Don't let the fact that today's presentation is in Japanese stop you from having a look at the surprising tape font Shuetsu-tai, developed by Shuetsu Sato as part of his job in writing temporary signs for areas under construction. Presentation in Japanese -- but an amazing presentation where the images really do tell the story. Trio 4 introduce us to the fantastically generic duct tape font 'Shuetsu-tai' by Shuetsu Sato. Trio 4 is a film and documentary team based in Tokyo.


PKN Miami + Speed Limits

Here's some info from PechaKucha Night in Miami organizer Carl Hildebrand on an upcoming collaboration with the Wolfsonian-FIU's "Speed Limits" exhibition. This Thursday, November 18th from 6-9PM get ready and hang on as design-inspired individuals provide quick-moving visual presentations on the topics of pace and speed to complement The Wolfsonian-FIU exhibition Speed Limits. Arrive early to meet and mingle from 6-7PM. For more information, visit Speed Limit Speakers Frank Luca, Chief Librarian - The Wolfsonian-FIU Robin Haines Merrill, Chair - Broward County Human Trafficking Coalition Daus Studenberg, Advocate and Enthusiast Miami Biking Movement Dejha Carrington, Primary Flight - World’s largest site-specific street level mural installation Wynwood Tomas Loewy, Miami Photographer - New World Symphony Building Documentary Project


PKN Victoria Vol. 5

Victoria held its PechaKucha Night Vol. 5 earlier this month, and here we have a report on the event courtesy of co-organizer Elisa Yon. We also include the posters and flyer that were produced for the event, and you'll find the list of presenters with links on the official event page. PechaKucha Night Victoria Vol. 5 on February 10, 2011 was another lovely evening of inspiring presentations from locally sourced designers, documentary filmmakers, and visual artists. The Victoria Event Centre played host to about 150 people in the audience. After 5 volumes, 60 presentations, 1200 slides, and over 700 people who have attended our events, we feel very humbled by the experience. The poster design for Vol. 5 was kindly provided by choliDESIGN, a small but talented group of design professionals who have recently embarked on a new project called the Get Fresh Guide, connecting local eaters with growers, producers, suppliers and supporters of fresh, local foods on Vancouver Island. 


PKN Portland, Maine Vol. 14

As we posted the other day, PechaKucha Night in Portland, Maine Vol. 14 was held this past Thursday, and organizer Jean Maginnis has quickly sent us a couple of photos taken by Robbie Kanner. The crowd shot above shows everyone reacting to a presentation by Katie West of the Levity Institute.Below, Brendan Bullock, a documentary photographer sharing his work about Peru.


PKN Istanbul Vol. 9

Here's a nice report sent to us by PechaKucha Night in Istanbul organizer Nurten Meriçer about the city's recent Vol. 9, held last month -- the list of presenters with links appears on the official event page. Please note that PKN Istanbul Vol. 10 is set for July 14.On May 12, the Building Industry Centre (YEM) stage hosted spectacular performances in performing arts and creative projects as part of PechaKucha Night in Istanbul Vol. 9. Painter Melis Binay, Guerrilla Marketeer Çağın Türker, Social Media Specialist Emre Erbirer, and Documentary Filmmaker Gokce Su Yoğurtçuoğlu presented trendsetting stories from the contemporary world of art and communication in İstanbul. Yesim Ozsoy of Galata Perform shared her experiences in making her neighborhood her art space via the 'Visibility Project.' The audience was carried away by Hüsam Süleymangil’s presentation that brought in sounds and sensations from Cappadocia, which Klasik Keyifler turned into a unique venue for contemporary music. BOX Video used to be known as the out-of-the box music video producer of the 2000s. Deniz Özgün’s no-success story of BOX Video touched the very heart of the creative community. ‘The Finale’ was a live mini-concert by the Jazz Choir of the Boğaziçi University Music Club, making the audience sing and dance along. The marking moment of the night was the surprise birthday celebration of Can Yücel Metin, resident host of PechaKucha Night in İstanbul, on stage. Video footage of the night can be seen here.



In today's presentation, "Doglegs," Heath Cozens talks about Tokyo’s own iconoclastic “superhandicapped” pro-wrestling league, and the subject of the feature documentary that he is making. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 90.


Duct Tape Fonts

Most people write with pens and pencils. Shuestu Sato writes with duct tape.  In today's Presentation of the Day, "Duct Tape Fonts" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 49, Hikaru Yamashita of the documentary film group TrioFour introduces us to what appears to be an ordinary Japanese train station security guard (Shuetsu Sato) with a unique design talent: he makes fonts and useful graphics purely of duct tape. Hikaru takes us on a zany journey involving national television broadcasts, corporate promotions, lighter scavenger hunts, and much more.


Walking through Japan

Swiss native and travel agent living in Japan Thomas Koehler was devastated both mentally and financially by the 2011 earthquake disaster, and took the inititive to create his own project to raise awareness and show his love for Japan. In "Walking through Japan" from a very special Swiss PechaKucha Night edition of PKN Tokyo, listen to this endearing story of his struggles and his experiences with friendly natives as he walked for 5 months straight from Hokkaido to Kyushu. Thomas' walk of the length of the island nation was made into a documentary, "Negative: Nothing" and has been screened throughout Europe and Japan


30,000 Foot View of Biology

Jarring thought: "We are as gods, and we may as well get good at it." -Stewart Brand Britt Way, a radio documentary producer in Toronto, uses her background in biology, evolution, genetics and radio skills to talk about the development of biology today, especially concerning deextinction. As many of us know, we are headed towards a Sixth Extinction and our need to "play God" is more pressing then ever. In "30,000 foot View of Biology" from PKN Toronto Vol. 27, she shows solutions to right the wrongs that we have created in several interesting and unconventional ways. 


Born Into Fun

"I have an insatiable need to be around people, how they think and experience the world." Filmmaker, Culturist, Wanderer, Chloe Walter-Wallace talks about being born into fun, growing up Jamaica. In "Born into Fun" from PKN New Orleans Vol. 13 she speaks about finding her path and love for anthropology which has lead her to her true passions for documentary film-making, working with non-profits on various media related projects, and her constant love for Jamaica.

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