Conor Provenzano is a filmmaker and photographer based in the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, also known as Vancouver. Over the last ten years Conor has worked as a freelance videographer and editor on a variety of collaborative multimedia projects including museum exhibitions, live theatre performances and arts-based education programs encouraging play as integral to life-long learning.

In 2015 he taught media literacy through the Children’s Media Workshop and currently teaches photography at Luminous Elephant. Central to his personal artistic vision and work ethic is a commitment to contemplative practices, social justice and arts based community engagement. Recently Conor joined the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty media team and is finishing his first feature-length documentary about the spiritual implications of attention, called Focused Life.

The spirit of what motivated this work is a bit too complicated and messy to encapsulate in one statement. It involves a lot of feelings, more than ideas – frustration and rage, grief over the execution of black citizens by racist police officers and vigilantes, endless reasons to be hopeless, and an urgent call to contribute to the conversation on ending white-supremacy. But also, I feel motivated by a profound love and hope in humanity to heal collective wounds.