Time & Location
Aug 11, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PDT
Online on zoom
About the Event
Join us for an in depth conversation with director, writer and producer Nettie Wild. This talk includes a Q & A portion.
Nettie Wild is one of Canada’s leading documentary filmmakers and co-founder of Canada Wild Productions. Her highly charged and critically acclaimed films have brought her audiences behind the frontlines and headlines of revolutions and social change around the world. Her more recent work has gained recognition for forging new frontiers in story telling on the big screen, on the web and in massive public installations.
Nettie latest move into virtual reality brings her renowned installation, UNINTERRUPTED into 3D. UNINTERRUPTED-VR is now touring the Vancouver mainland throughout the summer of 2021. The 24 minute production is being launched in a series of outdoor synchronized screenings for up to 20 participants on 20 VR headsets, six feet apart.
Nettie is best known for her award winning documentary features including FIX: The Story of an Addicted City (2002), A PLACE CALLED CHIAPAS (1998), BLOCKADE (1993) and A RUSTLING OF LEAVES: Inside the Philippine Revolution (1988).
Nettie latest feature KONELĪNE: our land beautiful won Best Canadian Documentary at the 2016 Hot Docs International Film Festival for its use of art to explore one of the most controversial topics of our time. Set deep in the hereditary territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELĪNE is a cinematic poem that captures the face of change as it moves across one of our last great wildernesses in the north west of Canada.
At the same time, Nettie launched UNINTERRUPTED, a cinematic spectacle using digital mapping to project images of the sockeye migration right across Vancouver’s Cambie street bridge. Projected nightly, throughout the summer of 2017 UNINTERRUPTED was a critical and popular success lauded by the international art mag Wallflower* as one of 2017’s must-see projections in the world.
Nettie Wild’s films have been distributed theatrically, and broadcast in Canada and internationally. She has been honored at film festivals around world including winning the Genie Award (twice) for Best Feature Documentary in Canada, Best Feature Documentary from the International Documentary Association, the grand prize at the NFB’s Salute to the Documentary as well as top honors from the Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2018 she won the Birks Diamond Tribute to Women in Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.