Michelle Latimer

“I have a very real responsibility to bear witness,” says Michelle Latimer, a Métis/Algonquin filmmaker and performer who employs art as an instrument of change. Having studied both theatre and film studies at Concordia University, she’s distinguished herself as a director, actor and producer. Her many film credits include Rise, a documentary series on contemporary Indigenous activism, and Nimmikaage (She Dances for People), a beautifully crafted archive-based short made for the NFB’s Souvenir series. She produces work through her own company, Streel Films, and programs for Hot Docs, imagineNATIVE and other festivals.