10 Dec Feven Ghebremariam
Born in Saudi Arabia to Eritrean parents, Feven Ghebremariam immigrated to Montreal in 1988. Her interest in the arts and media led her to pursue studies in communications at the University of Windsor, where she was first exposed to documentary filmmaking and her passion for storytelling. In 2012, she directed Coming Home to Boon, a Super 8mm documentary portrait screened at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in 2013, which featured the coffee ritual of an Eritrean woman as she copes with the feeling of displacement. That same year, Feven enrolled in an intensive six-month documentary filmmaking program at the Institut National de l’Image et du Son. This led her to direct and co-direct several short films, including Camfranglais, an award-winning afro-futurist documentary which was part of Cinema Politica’s Next 150 series. Currently, Feven is developing her first feature-length documentary, Diaspora Dreams.
- Coming home to boon, short documentary, 2012 (Festival Nouveau Cinéma).
- The other side of her path, short documentary, 2013 (RVCQ).
- Jeune ailleurs, vieilles ici, short documentary, 2015 .
- Camfranglais, short documentary, 2018 (Best short film – Afro-Prairie film festival 2019, Best directors Gala Dynasite 2019, Cinema Politica Audience choice award, 2020).
Main Film is an artist center in independent cinematographic creation committed to support its community as whole, without any distinction.
Our strength is in our members. They are our essence.
Following the recent events, it seemed essential to offer a place so our members can express their feelings towards the discrimination they experience regarding their skin color, their origins, their sexual orientation, their gender, and share their reflections through this societal drama that takes place in all forms of rejection of one another.
Every month, Main Film will give place to its members that face discrimination so they can share with you their reflexions and thoughts.
Our ninth artist to contribute is Feven Ghebremariam.
Because it’s the artists who carry both the role of representing society and making it evolve.