Bio

Michelle Mohabeer, born in Guyana/South America is a Toronto based award winning filmmaker, film scholar, teacher, writer, curator, and former music programmer/DJ on CKLN radio. She has also worked as a film programmer and arts administrator in the Toronto arts community.  Michelle earned her PhD in Culture and Communication, with a Film Studies focus (University of Toronto, 2005), an MFA in Film Production, York University, (1998), BA honours in Film Studies, Carleton University (1986).  Her films which include EXPOSURE (Five Feminist Minutes NFB/Studio D, Omnibus project), Child-Play, Coconut/Cane & Cutlass and others have garnered numerous International Awards, Retrospectives and Exhibitions, screening in over 125 festivals, conferences and galleries worldwide.  Purchased and collected by over 60 universities, libraries and galleries in the US, Canada and the Caribbean.  Broadcasted in Canada, the US, and Australia.  Michelle and her films have been featured in the books: Femme Fatales: Independent Women Directors, The Bent Lens, The Ultimate Guide to Lesbian and Gay Film & Video, and in the forthcoming book by Tom Waugh on Canadian Queer Film and Video Artists. She has taught Film Studies at Innis College, Cinema Studies (University of Toronto), at York University, and Film Production at Ryerson University (Continuing Education). She has participated in conferences as a presenter and moderator across Canada, the US and the Caribbean. Michelle is currently in production with the hybrid documentary feature,  Blu in You .

 

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