Event

Talk: Documentary filmmaker Mia Donovan

The Post Image Cluster invites you to join for an artist talk by Canadian filmmaker Mia Donovan.

Mia Donovan is a socially engaged documentary filmmaker. She is best known for telling stories that provide counter-narratives about people who have been negatively mislabeled or dehumanized by mainstream media. Her work is driven by a preoccupation with empathy and how storytelling can both nurture and exploit it. She has made three feature documentaries, Inside Lara Roxx, Deprogrammed, and Dope Is Death and one virtual reality experience called Deprogrammed VR.

Mia’s work has been presented worldwide at film festivals, on TV broadcasts, theatrically and on digital platforms including Netflix. She was awarded the prestigious Don Haig Award for outstanding achievement in documentary filmmaking in 2012 at Hot Docs. In 2016 Deprogrammed VR won the coveted IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling. She recently produced and directed her first music video for Rufus Wainrwright’s song Trouble In Paradise.

Her most recent film Dope Is Death (2020) will have it’s World Premiere at True/False Film Fest in March 2020, followed by it’s International Premiere at CPH:DOX. Mia is currently developing her first narrative feature film, The Touch of her Flesh.


Accessibility:
The talk is located on the 11th floor of the EV Building at Concordia University, accessible by two sets of elevators near the Mackay street entrance or in-between St. Catherine and Guy street entrance.

Territorial Acknowledgement:
We would like to acknowledge that Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather.