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Robin McKenna

Gaudete Films
Toronto, Canada Area
Filmmaker from Montréal, finishing a feature-length documentary (and crossmedia project) inspired by Lewis Hyde's The Gift. Other works in progress include Medicine (feature documentary about the Amazonian brew ayahuasca), and short animated "documentary fairytale", Crow.
I spent six months in Argentina with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, doing 2nd camera on The Take (AFI Best Documentary 2004). Also did some camerawork on Rip: a Remix Manifesto, Brett Gaylor's great film inspired by Lessig's ideas of remix culture (following Girl Talk at Coachella!)
I've worked as filmmaker-mentor with indigenous youth with Wapikoni Mobile - and am part of the Giftival network, a community of global changemakers dedicated to exploring and developing the "gift paradigm" in their work.
Now in Toronto editing GIFT, for release late 2017/early 2018.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, April 29

12:30 EDT