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// Christine Welsh

Other films directed by Christine Welsh

Story of the Coast Salish Knitters, The / 2000
Kuper Island: Return to the Healing Circle / 1997
Keepers of the Fire / 1994

Christine Welsh


Metis filmmaker Christine Welsh has been producing, writing and directing films for more than thirty years and is known for her strong commitment to documenting the experience of Indigenous women in Canada.

Her films include Women in the Shadows (directed by Norma Bailey,1992), Keepers of the Fire (1994), Kuper Island: Return to the Healing Circle (with Peter C. Campbell, 1997), The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters (2000) and, most recently, the feature-length NFB documentary Finding Dawn (2006).

Christine has spoken widely and published a number of articles that have appeared in Canadian Literature, Descant, Feminisms in the Cinema and Screening Culture: Constructing Image and Identity.   In addition to her filmmaking, she is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria where she teaches courses in Indigenous Women's Studies and Indigenous Cinema. 

Here is some more information about Christine:

"I was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and am the oldest of six siblings. My Dad’s family were Metis buffalo hunters who headed West from Manitoba after the Red River Metis Resistance, and my Mom’s family were Eastern European immigrants who arrived on the prairies in the early 1900’s.

I began work in the film industry as an assistant editor on Allan King’s Who Has Seen the Wind, and worked as a film editor in Toronto for ten years before moving to Coast Salish territory in 1989. I wrote and produced my first film, Women in the Shadows, in 1991 and have since made several other documentary films on Indigenous women’s issues including the most recent, Finding Dawn (NFB, 2006).

I live on Salt Spring Island with my partner, Tony, and our donkey, Honey."


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