Three-time Emmy-nominated Canadian filmmaker and artist Michèle Stephenson draws on her Panamanian and Haitian roots to tell stories. In this in-depth discussion, we will plumb her mission to elucidate the experiences of marginalised communities of colour, and explore her creative routes to creating compelling films.
Michèle Stephenson is a Canadian filmmaker and artist. She pulls from her Panamanian and Haitian roots to think radically about storytelling and disrupt the imaginary in non-fiction spaces. Her feature documentary, “American Promise”, was nominated for three Emmys and won the Jury Prize at Sundance. Her work has appeared on PBS, Showtime, MTV and other outlets. Stephenson’s honours include the Silverdocs Diversity Award and the Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Film and Digital Media. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Creative Capital artist.