Laura  Bari

Laura Bari

Canada

Biography

Laura Bari is Canadian film director and producer of Argentinian origin and has been living in Montreal for more than 20 years. She studied pedagogy, specialized in psychopathology of the expression. Between 1999 and 2002, Laura Bari directed over 300 documentary vignettes for a television program entitled CORNEMUSE. This series has been playing twice a day for the past six years. In many of her works, she combines education and art particularly as it relates to children education. To this end, in 2006 she conceived a children television show entitled Toc-toc-toc. Her debut long feature is ANTOINE, an-award winning 82-minutes Canadian documentary film about a young 5-year old blind kid named Antoine Houang living in Montreal. Antoine is a daring, poetic, and playful docudrama that intimately explores the life of this brilliant and unique blind boy who is fully integrated into the regular school system in Montreal. Film is an homage to human resilience, optimism, and creativity. The film has played in many film festivals including Tribeca Film Festival, New York, USA (April 2009), Vancouver International Film Festival, Hot Docs at Toronto and Sheffield Doc/Fest, - Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina, IDFA, Doc for sales, Amsterdam, Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Turkey, Rendez Vous du Cinéma Québécois, Montréal.

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