Producer Glace Lawrence moderates a post-screening panel discussion with filmmakers Karen Chapman and Alison Duke.
Karen Chapman graduated from Emily Carr University with a bachelor’s in media arts. She is an award-winning filmmaker and recent fellow of the Hot Docs Channel Doc Accelerator program. Her short documentaries have screened at dozens of film festivals internationally, and she recently won the Audience Choice Award at the WIFT-T Showcase. Chapman is committed to telling visually driven stories and has been named one of Canada's "17 for '17" great Canadian filmmakers of the future.
Glace Lawrence is a content producer who has merged her award-winning TV production experience with her passion and empathy for creating great interactive content. Her credits include the indie documentary and drama projects D-E-S-I-R-E (89) and Coming to Voice (99). Her TV projects include the award-winning series The Stagers (08–09); Consumed (11–13); and The Bachelor Canada. She was also a founding member of the Black Film & Video Network and Canadian Artists Network: Black Artists In Action.
Alison Duke is the creative director of Goldelox Productions, a Toronto-based film and video company. She executive-produced the Akua Benjamin Legacy Project (16), a series of five award-winning short documentaries that celebrated the legacy of renowned Toronto black activists. Her upcoming feature Disclosure begins production this fall.