Vancouver Premiere!

We invite you to the July 27 and 28 premiere screenings of the documentary Beware of Images at Vancity theater. We hope you can join us!

From cave paintings to virtual reality, Beware of Images embarks on a fascinating journey through the history of mediated representation.

Director Sergio Toporek will be present for a Q&A session following each screening.

Seven years in the making, this animated documentary explores the intricate relationships between the technology, regulation and social impact of media.

Through this film, the audience is encouraged to examine their relationship with past, present and future media technologies.

Sergio Toporek is an artist, designer and independent filmmaker. His work explores the relationship between art, science, and technology. He has designed over 80 cd covers, working with all major labels, and with musicians as varied as Luis Miguel, Celine Dion and Cafe Tacuba.

A native of Mexico City, Sergio Toporek started his creative career working under the guidance of Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revenant).

In 1996, Sergio moved to Vancouver and applied his skills as a graphic designer in the advertising industry. In 2006, Sergio joined the faculty of the Vancouver Film School as a Typography, Visual Communications and 2D Graphics instructor.

Sergio Toporek has a keen awareness of the power of visual representations and has put his heart and soul into researching, writing and animating this ambitious media literacy film.

Through Mr. Torporek’s career as a media educator, graphic designer, and advertising professional, he has garnered unique insights about the impact of visual communication and media, which he has been able to bring to this film.

Screening Dates: July 27 and 28
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (With an intermission)
Location: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC
Tickets $16 available at:

For an interview with Sergio Toporek please contact:
Vilamon Aranyaphong
Proponent Media
Public Engagement-Media Coordinator

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