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Beth Wishart MacKenzie

Biography

Beth is an educator and award winning documentary filmmaker based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Using film Beth seeks to communicate the richness and complexity of cultural-religious life in Canada and to examine the challenges multicultural coexistence presents to Canadians. Beth’s prior experience in the discipline of Comparative Religious Studies allows her to bring an informed and sensitive perspective to her documentary film work and to effectively interpret the symbolic codes and spiritual sensibility of the individuals and communities she engages with. As a socially engaged documentary filmmaker, Beth seeks to use the creative medium of film to build community in Canada. Her films have enjoyed public and festival screenings nationally, internationally and online, and include Unforgotten (2016), Brothers in the Buddha (2014), and Gently Whispering the Circle Back (2013).  Lana Gets Her Talk is Beth’s most recent film. It is included in the Cross-Canada Touring Installation, pîkiskwe-speak: an Invitation to Conversations in Reconciliation.

Contact: bwishmac@gmail.com

 

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