Speaker Sherien Barsoum
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REMC (Racial Equity Media Collective)
Sherien Barsoum is a Producer with the National Film Board of Canada based in Toronto. As an independent filmmaker she directed and produced Cynara, Ride for Promise and Player Zero, winning the Hot Docs Short Film Pitch and Best Canadian Documentary at NorthWest Fest. She was the producer of Dreams in Vantablack and Babe, I Hate To Go, which played top festivals internationally and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. Sherien was also the story consultant on the Oscar-shortlisted Frame 394 and co-produced House of Z, the first feature bought and distributed by Condé Nast, now on Netflix. Sherien is a founding member of the REMC (Racial Equity Media Collective), which uses research to advocate on behalf of racialized creators in Canada. She is also the former Director of Programming for the Reelworld Film Festival and served as a board member of the Documentary Organization of Canada.
Speaking on: Pathways, pitfalls, opportunities and outcomes: creating a more inclusive Canadian film industry