The AMLAC&S is an audiovisual media laboratory for the study of cultures and multicultural societies. The lab was founded in 2005 by Dr Boulou Ebanda de B’béri with financial help from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund. The AMLAC&S is a space dedicated to the research, documentation, and creation of audiovisual productions that specifically target the cultural practices of communities or marginalized identity groups such as blacks and aboriginal people. The primary philosophy behind the AMLAC&S is to produce research material that exposes contributions made by cultural, ethnic and racial minorities through their specific cultural practices.
The Laboratory endeavors to begin to conceptualize questions of citizenship within multicultural societies such as Canada. Equipped with a working area endowed by the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Arts, the AMLAC&S houses filming equipment (digital recording equipment, sound recording systems and lighting kits) and the non-linear Final Cut Pro editing program mounted on five Apple Pro computers. The AMLAC&S also owns its own server for storing audiovisual data and other research databases.Research Associates