Jennifer Dysart*

York University

Received Sylff fellowship in 2007-08.
Research Area: Archives research
Academic supervisor: Philip Hoffman, York University 
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
-York University master’s thesis prize in 2014 for the documentary film Kewekapawetan: Return After the Flood. 
-Canada Council Media Arts Grant, 2016
-Ontario Arts Council Professional Development Grant Recipient, 2015
-Graduate Fellowship of Academic Distinction/ Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund, York University, 2007-09
-Lawrence Heisey Award in Fine Art, York University, 2008
-National Aboriginal Achievement Grant, 2008            
-Michael Ames Scholarship in Museum Studies, UBC, 2000

Current Affiliation: Currently I am an independent filmmaker and archives researcher and activist.

Jennifer Dysart is a director of films and an archival researcher blending a social sciences and humanities background with a contemporary fine arts practice. She received the York University master’s thesis prize in 2014 for her documentary film Kewekapawetan: Return After the Flood which has screened around the world bringing renewed awareness to the environmental disaster that affected her Cree Indigenous homeland in northern Manitoba, Canada. That documentary also won second place at the Factory Media Centre's member screening (Hamilton) in 2015. Jennifer is an archives enthusiast with a deep love of found footage and experimental films. Her archival film projects aim to bring awareness of the importance of archives in the creation of memory, and thus in reconciliation between Indigenous people and colonial government structure of Canada. The current film project is supported Regent Park Film Festival's Home Made Visible Project, the National Film Board of Canada, and Charles Street Video.

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