Carol Geddes

Geddes,Carol, B.A. film/video producer, writer, born Teslin, Yukon (First Nation; Tlingit and Southern Tutchone ancestry) education Carleton University, B.A. 1978; Concordia University, Graduate diploma in Communications 1981; Producer, Studio One, National Film Board, 1991-1993. First Major Film "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" won silver award at the National Educational film and Video Festival (San Francisco) 1988; First Documentary "Place For Our People" centred on Montreal Native Friendship Centre; produced 15 part series "Images of Indians" (knowledge Network) in both 1989 and 1992. As a free-lance director/producer has produced 20 videos on the lives of aboriginal people in Canada, their customs and arts as well as current issues, 1986-1995. Most recent film "Picturing a People: George Johnston, Tlingit Photographer", 1997. Received People's Choice Award at Film Festival North; Best Story at American Indian Film Festival; Outstanding Achievement Award at Dreamspeaker's Festival and a Best Documentary Gemini Nomination, 1998.
In 2000 Geddes completed her first animation "Creation" based on her own poetry and the painting of Lilian Loponen. Most recent film is a thirty minute animation " Two Winters: Tales From Above the Earth".
Writing includes a National Magazine Awards Foundation Silver Award for the essay "Growing Up Native"; Instructor for Ross Charles Awards Screen writing Program, Banff Centre, Banff Alberta.
Boards: Director, Canada Council For the Arts (First Northerner and first aboriginal person); Member Yukon Heritage Resources Board; Director, Women's Television Network Foundation; Member Yukon Arts Centre Board/
Authored "Community Profiles: The Native Community", a National Film Board report.
Recreations: Wilderness hiking, films, reading.

Artist Code: 681



2000, 05:00 minutes, colour