Interview with Filmmaker Esery Mondesir

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Interview with Filmmaker Esery Mondesir

Esery Mondesir is a Toronto-based artist-filmmaker who was born in Port-au-Prince, Haïti. He worked as a high school teacher, a book designer, and a labor organizer prior to receiving an MFA in cinema production from York University (Toronto) in 2017. His work, which includes documentary, fiction, and experimental narratives, takes a critical stance on modern-day social, political, and cultural phenomena to suggest a reading of our society from its margins. In 2016, he received the Lawrence Heisey Graduate Award in Fine Arts and, in 2017, he received the Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Award.Interview was conducted by Carolina Celedon ’22, Clarke Forum student project manager
Produced on: 11/10/2020
Genre: Interview
Narrator or Host: Carolina Celedon ’22
Interviewee: Esery Mondesir