Hagere Selam (shimby) Zegeye-Gebrehiwot is an artist and filmmaker and the first in her family to be born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada. In February 2010 she went to Greece to be with and film her maternal grandmother resulting in the experimental documentary yaya/ayat, which was her first film. Zegeye’s practice is experimental, diasporic and meditative. Her role as an artist is deeply vested in building community.