Documentary filmmaker to host UBCO open public forum

Internationally renowned documentary filmmaker Nettie Wild (A Place Called Chiapas, Bevel Up!) will speak at UBC Okanagan on Feb. 23, 5 p.m., in the Fipke Centre for Innovative Research (room FIPKE 139).

  • Feb. 15, 2011 9:00 a.m.

Internationally renowned documentary filmmaker Nettie Wild (A Place Called Chiapas, Bevel Up!) will speak at UBC Okanagan on Feb. 23, 5 p.m., in the Fipke Centre for Innovative Research (room FIPKE 139).

The presentation by Wild is part of an open forum on the art and practice of activist filmmaking attached to a course on Digital Media and the Humanities taught by Jessica Stites Mor, assistant professor of history.

The forum is free to the public.

Wild has worked professionally as an actress, producer and writer, and is a founding member of Vancouver’s Headlines Theatre, Touchstone Theatre and Tahmanous Theatre.

She is best known for her feature length documentary films, A Place Called Chiapas (1998), A Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution (1989-90), and Blockade (1993).

A Place Called Chiapas won the 1999 Genie Award for Best Canadian Feature Documentary and has played theatrically in over 100 cities in cinemas across North America.

It was premiered at the Berlin Film Festival (Forum of New Cinema), won the Audience Award for best documentary at the American Film Institute’s Los Angeles International Film Festival and was broadcast as a two-hour CBC prime-time special.

Wild comes to film from a background of journalism and theatre.

Her radio documentaries of the Philippine guerrilla war and the SNAP revolution which brought Corazon Aquino to power were carried extensively by various CBC radio programs.

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