Stay up to date on everything mediation!

Subscribe to our free newsletter,
"This Week in Mediation"

Sign Up Now

Already subscribed No subscription today
Mediate.com

Why Bother Trying Mediation?

by Susanna Jani
March 2012

Distance Family Mediation by Susanna Jani

Susanna Jani

Because, whether we want them to or not, our connections with others are enduring. We can ignore them or deny them but, once made, they stay with us forever — as do any any loose ends left in our connections.

This beautiful 3 minute video called “Porcelain Unicorn” says it all.

* * *

My thanks to my friends, Tom and Joan, for sending me the link to this extraordinary film. The background to it — as told to me — is that “legendary British film director Sir Ridley Scott launched a global film making contest for aspiring directors. It’s titled “Tell It Your Way”. There were over 600 entries. The film could be no longer than three minutes, contain only 6 lines of narrative, and be a compelling story. The winning entry was ‘Porcelain Unicorn’ from American director Keegan Wilcox.”

Biography


For a decade, Susanna Jani was Roster Administrator for the B.C. Mediator Roster Society*, managing its day-to-day operations, activities and projects, including the initial research phase of the Distance Family Mediation Project. In 2009, she followed her passion for this environmentally-friendly project and became Project Coordinator for its second, pilot phase which tested the delivery of distance family mediation services in remote, non-urban areas of British Columbia. She remains Project Coordinator for the current, province-wide test phase of the Distance Family Mediation Project. Prior to her work for the Society, Susanna worked as an independent researcher, conducting field research and providing data analysis and interpretation for evaluations and projects relating to justice, employment, social and family services.



Email Author
Website: distancemediation.ca

Additional articles by Susanna Jani

Comments