Liz Miller, Nupur Basu, Karen Winthers, Mary Kiio, Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier
Canada, 2012, 46’
Editing: Rebecca Lessard
Photography: Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier, Karen Winthers, Mary Kiio
Producer: Liz Miller
Producer Company: International Association of Women in Radio and Television, Red Lizard Media
Music: Rebeacca Lessard
‘Hands-on’ profiles five women from four continents tackling climate change through policy, protest, education and innovation. The film powerfully demonstrates how women are transferring knowledge and local networks into hands-on strategies. This 48-minute collaborative documentary offers unique perspectives across cultures and generations.
Executive Producer and Director
Liz Miller is a professor in Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal and an award winning documentary maker whose films and transmedia projects offer new and critical perspectives on gender, social movements and media. Her films, web initiatives, and media campaigns on timely issues such as water privatization, gender violence, and immigration have won numerous awards and been used in educational curricula around the world. http://redlizardmedia.com
Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier founded her own production company, Les glaneuses in 2004, and has directed short, medium-length and one feature-length documentary. She is concerned with questions of cultural identity, community involvement, collective memory and access to culture. Iphigénie is also inspired by video activism as an essential means of expression and community involvement.
Nupur Basu is an award winning television journalist and documentary filmmaker from India. She has reported extensively in print and television on politics, development, livelihood issues, environment and health from India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka and Uganda.
She is also a media educator and was visiting faculty at the Graduate School of Journalism in Berkeley in 2010. Her independent documentary films include: ‘No Country for Young Girls’, ‘Michael Jackson Comes to Manikganj’, ‘Dry Days in Dobbaunta’, ‘Lost generations’ and ‘Mothers of Mallapuram’.
Mary Kiio is a freelance journalist who is committed to telling stories on democracy and governance issues to keep citizens informed on the change they can bring to their society. She is also a media trainer specializing in conflict sensitive journalism as well as a children’s book author.
Karen Winther holds a BA in documentary film directing from Lillehammer University College and an MA in documentary directing at the National Film & Television School in the UK. She has worked for several years as a television director in Norway. Her debut film, Rock Heart Beijing (2009) is about about the lead singer of the Chinese punk band SUBS. Her film, Betrayal, is her graduation film and has screened around the world and was awarded the award for Best Student Documentary at the 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).