Elena Feder

Elena Feder is an independent scholar and curator in Vancouver, BC. She has a PhD in Comparative Literature and a MA in Spanish and Portuguese from Stanford University, a MA in Comparative Literature from the University of BC, and a BA (Hons.) in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington. Her scholarship has been recognized by academic awards and distinctions form the universities she attended and by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canada Council and the BC Council for the Arts. A fluent speaker of Spanish, English, Yiddish and French, she has curated programs, taught, lectured and presented papers in Canada, the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico and Israel.

“Is there a Latin in this room? Thirty years of “Latinidad” in Canadian Cinema. Her lecture is part of her on-going study of the cointribution of Latino film and video makers to Canadian flim culture in the last thirty or so years. Her work not only focuses on the impact and singularity of their work within and witout specific communities of vision, but also maps out their place in Canadian film history as an important focus of nomadity in the diaporioc experience of the Americas.

Presentation at National Film Board, Médiathéque, Toronto, Canada; in the framework of aluCine Festival.