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Moira Simpson

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Member for: 6 years 30 weeks

Personal Information

First Name: Moira
Last Name: Simpson
Institution/Organization: University of British Columbia
Category: Other

My work as a director, cinematographer and editor of documentaries spans more than 30 years and encompasses many National Film Board, television and independent documentaries. My films examine social and political issues from personal perspectives.

I've often combined filmmaking with teaching, giving workshops throughout BC, as well as the Western Arctic, Newfoundland and Alberta. I've also taught at UBC, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and this year I'll be teaching at SFU. Last year I gave a joint NFB-UN Habitat workshop in Nairobi, Kenya with young media activists from three grassroots video groups in Nairobi's vast slums. In 2008-09 I was filmmaker-in-residence with W2 in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. I was helping artists and residents in the area cross the digital divide as they began to tell their own stories using mobile phone video technology.