Alexandra GUITÉ is a film director and video-journalist whose documentary films are innovative and engaging treatments of moving human stories. She completed the Institut National de l’Image et du Son’s film direction program in 2006. She also holds Master’s degrees both in Philosophy and Political Science as well as PhD studies in Sociology. Versatile and instinctive, she can research, write, direct, film and edit provocative political and creative point-of-view documentaries as well as introspective portraits. In her films, she has explored a broad variety of topics such as the aftermaths of a famous land expropriation, the creativity of Latin-American social movements, the social power of art in Buenos Aires, noise pollution, organic agriculture, the damages of residential schools, the life of Canada’s First Nations, gentrification, homelessness as well as ballroom dancing. In 2010, she wrote, researched, directed and co-produced the 12 short films of ARTE-NFB’s award winning Web Documentary Sound Ecology. She has also roamed the Arctic and Canada’s West Coast producing short films for CBC-Radio-Canada. She now teaches new media and works for Canada’s national broadcaster, creating technological-cultural reports and directing riveting documentaries on social and human issues, intimately portraying original and courageous characters.
About Alexandra Guité