Dir. Bosa Centre & Inclusive Comm. Progs
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts
604.986.1911 ext. 3700
Bosa Building, room BC245
MFA, Film Production, University of British Columbia, 2016.
BA, English, Thompson Rivers University, 2009.
Diploma, Aboriginal Film & Television, Capilano College, 2004.
"Develop opportunities to inspire Indigenous traditional teaching methodologies into contemporary curriculum as a means to innovate learning and decolonize the concept of education."
Doreen Manuel (Secwepemc/Ktunaxa) (she/her) has 19 years of experience in the film industry and 37 years of experience in teaching. Doreen has been working at Capilano University since 2005 and during that time has worked on and developed several successful programs, including the Indigenous Digital Film program.
Most recently, she was a founding member of Capilano University’s Indigenous Digital Accelerator (IDA) and has been a valuable proponent in leading the IDA program since its inception. Through the IDA, Doreen created the Filmmakers in Leadership and Management Business Affairs and the Leadership in Indigenous Business Incubator programs.
She has an extensive background working in First Nations education and community development in both rural and urban centers and has won many film industry and education leadership awards in the community. She is on the Board of Directors for Knowledge Network, Vancouver International Film Festival, Women in Film & TV and the Documentary Organization of Canada.
She also serves on the Telefilm Canada Indigenous Working Group and is a Telefilm Partner of the Talent to Watch Program, a Matriarch advisor to the IM4 virtual, augmented, mixed media program, advisor to TELUS STORYHIVE Indigenous envelope, and MPPIA Equity and Inclusion Committee.
The importance of recording factual story is essential for the preservation of culture and language. The telling of story empowers the visionary with voice. Everyone has a story to tell.
Teaching the invaluable skills of media technology, story development and producing ensures that voice is heard and culture and language is shared. I appreciate contributing to this process.
2019: Unceded Chiefs, Writer/Director/Producer.
2015: The Fast, Writer/Director/Producer.
2014: Freedom Babies, Writer/Director/Producer.
2013: Lucky Spirits, Writer/Director/Producer.
2012: These Walls, Writer/Director/Art Director.
Spotlight Award, Woman of the Year Women in Film & Television, 2019.
Leadership Award, Native Education College, 2019
Reveal Indigenous Art Award, Hnatyshyn Foundation, 2017.
Documentary Filmmaking, H. Norman Lidster Prize, 2014.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Fellowship, 2013.
Spotlight Award, Leadership in Education Women in Film & Television, 2012.
Academic Medal, Governor General of Canada, 2004.