Welcoming Doreen Manuel as the new Interim Director of Bosa Centre
Capilano University is pleased to welcome Doreen Manuel, MFA, Secwepemc/Ktunaxa First Nations filmmaker and former program coordinator of the Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking (IIDF) program to the position of interim director of the Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for Film & Animation.
Doreen is the sixth child of Grand Chief Dr. George Manuel and Marceline Manuel. She is a graduate of the Aboriginal Film and Television Diploma Program (AFTP) at Capilano University and a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from UBC.
Doreen comes from a long line of Indigenous oral historians and factual storytellers, and has extensive experience in First Nations education and community development in both rural and urban centers.
She has experience directing for television and as the Canadian Correspondent for the Native Heartbeat and Northwest Indian News, both USA Native American TV news magazine programs, and was IIDF program coordinator for 13 years.
Doreen is the recipient of:
- The Governor General of Canada Medal Award for academic excellence for her studies in AFTP;
- A Women in Film & Television, Leadership in Education Spotlight Award;
- Norman Lidster Prize in Documentary Filmmaking from UBC;
- A Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Fellowship for her Masters of Arts in Film Production research work.
She is currently the principal owner of Running Wolf Productions; instructor and initiator of the Women in Film & Television Tricksters and Writers screenwriting program; and sits on the Board of Directors for Knowledge Network and Moving Images Distribution.
Submitted by: Matthew Wild