Marusya Bociurkiw Director, Producer
Got her start in media with 80’s feminist video collectives Women’s Media Alliance and Emma Productions. Since then, she’s directed or co-directed 10 videos and films, and is the author of 7 books. Her documentaries and experimental films have screened at film festivals around the world. Her most recent film, the award-winning “This Is Gay Propaganda: LGBT Rights & the War in Ukraine” (Canada 2015) screened in 12 countries and was translated into 4 languages. Her books have won or been shortlisted for several awards including CBC Writes, and Independent Publisher Award. She is Professor of Media Theory, and Founding Director of The Studio for Media Activism & Critical Thought at Ryerson University. She is a recipient of the Kobzar Literary Award as well as Ryerson’s Knowledge Mobilization & Engagement Award (2018). Her most recent book, Food Was Her Country: The Memoir of a Queer Daughter was shortlisted for the prestigious Lambda Literary Awards. Her current project, “Before #MeToo” uses a hybrid personal/ observational approach to examine the history of feminist media activism in Canada from her own POV as a participant in that history.
Cari Green Executive Producer
Cari Green is a film producer with over thirty years experience and a background in distribution and marketing. She has produced award-winning films such as The Corporation, When I Walk and Scared Sacred which premiered at Sundance, IDFA, and TIFF. She has been an advocate for the Canadian film industry, through her service with DOC, WIFT, Hot Docs and DOXA. She has an MFA in film production and has taught at UBC, ECUAD, VFS and Langara College. She received the Mayor’s Arts Award and a lifetime membership in WIFT for her contributions to the film industry. She currently sits on the Hot Docs board and is a Co-Chair of DOC BC
Beatriz Lôbo Research and Communication
Beatriz Lôbo is a content producer with a background in Advertising and Entertainment Marketing. With experience in film production and digital distribution, she has worked in the release of various Documentaries (I See Red People, Obscuro Barroco) for Syndicado Films. She currently works for the International Financing Forum at TIFF and as a Freelance Producer.