Samara Chadwick

Samara Chadwick

Canada

Biography

Born in 1982 in Saint John, Canada, Samara Chadwick has spent more than 15 years working in the field of documentary filmmaking throughout Europe and North- and South America, as a filmmaker, editor, and festival programmer. She holds a BA in Communication Studies and Liberal Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, an MA in Cultural Studies from the Freie Universität Berlin, and a PhD from Universidade Federal Fluminense, Università degli Studi di Bergamo and Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle. She has programmed films and conferences for HotDocs in Toronto, the 2ANNAS Film Festival in Rīga, the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (MAM), and the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art / 7th Berlin Biennale. In 2015-2016 she curated the Market, Conference, Talent Lab and Kino VR programmes of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM). Since 2017, she is Senior Programmer for the Points North Institute and the Camden International Film Festival. Her first feature documentary, 1999, produced by Parabola Films (Canada), Beauvoir Films (Switzerland) and the National Film Board of Canada premiered in April 2018 at Visions du réel in Switzerland.

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