TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St West)
Address gender representation in the documentary industry with acclaimed director and cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Her most recent film, the self-reflective CAMERAPERSON plays in this year's Festival. With an awareness of the unfortunate statistics that still exist, Kirsten Johnson and special guests will present their levers for change to redress the gender imbalance in the field. Playfully and without restriction, the session will confront such notions as documentary as a space for change, quota policies and affirmative action, institutional transparency, unpacking privilege when looking at larger issues of diversity, and hunting in packs—why it's important to build communities.
Chloe Sosa-Sims, Director/Producer, Silence and Space Productions Inc.
Zoe Dirse, Cinematographer
Kirsten Johnson, Director/Cinematographer, CAMERAPERSON
Nimisha Mukerji, Director, Tempest Storm
Iris Ng, Director of Photography
Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Co-presented and moderated by Film Fatales Toronto, a global network of women filmmakers who meet regularly to mentor each other, share resources, collaborate on projects and build a supportive community in which to make their films.
Find screenings of Cameraperson: http://ow.ly/4mZbvD