Join filmmakers Nadine Valcin, Sylvia Hamilton, and Martine Chartrand for an intimate discussion following a screening of three of their works.
Nadine Valcin is an award-winning bilingual Canadian filmmaker whose documentary, experimental, and dramatic work deals with questions of race, language, and identity. Her productions have been widely broadcast on television in Canada and the United States, and in film festivals around the world. She has been awarded numerous grants and prizes, including two Chalmers Arts Fellowships and a Drama Prize from the National Screen Institute. She was recently an artist-in-residence at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.
Martine Chartrand is a Montreal-based filmmaker. She completed a BFA in Visual Arts at Concordia University in 1986 and a certificate in Art Education from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1988. She has worked as a painter and illustrator and became involved in animation in 1986, working as a layout and colour artist. In 1994, she received a grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts, enabling her to study in Russia under Alexander Petrov, a master of paint-on-glass animation. Her NFB films include the award-winning short T.V. Tango (92) and Black Soul (00).
Sylvia D. Hamilton is an award-winning Nova Scotian filmmaker, writer, and artist. Her films include Black Mother Black Daughter, Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia, and Portia White: Think On Me, and have screened at festivals in Canada and abroad. Her poetry collection And I Alone Escaped to Tell You was shortlisted for a 2015 League of Canadian Poets Award. She has won a Gemini Award, the CBC Television Pioneer Award, and is the recipient of honorary degrees. Hamilton teaches part-time at the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax.