Zoë Heyn-Jones is a Toronto-based researcher and artist who grew up on Saugeen Ojibway land in Ontario and on Tz’utujil Maya land in Guatemala. Zoë’s lens-based research projects have been shown locally and internationally in galleries, cinemas, and alternative spaces. Zoë is a PhD candidate in Visual Arts at York University where she is researching the performance of transnational human rights solidarity activism and its connections to decolonial visuality. Zoë is concurrently pursuing a graduate diploma in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at CERLAC (the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, York University) where she holds the Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Fellowship. Zoë also holds a Graduate Fellowship at the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime & Security at Osgoode Hall Law School (York University). She studied cinema and anthropology at the University of Toronto, and holds an MA in Film Studies from Concordia University and an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. www.zoeheynjones.com
Eva Kolcze is a Toronto-based artist, filmmaker and educator who creates films and installations based around themes of landscape, architecture and the body. Her work has screened at venues and festivals including the National Gallery of Canada, Anthology Film Archives, the Gardiner Museum, Cinémathèque québécoise, Birch Contemporary, International Rotterdam Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival and the Images Festival. She’s also instructed youth and adult filmmaking workshops at the Toronto International Film Festival, York University, Harbourfront Centre, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto and Artscape Gibraltar Point. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from OCAD University and a Master of Fine Art from York University.
Terra Jean Long is an independent filmmaker, editor, and educator. She creates tapestry like works using analogue and digital technologies that draw on natural history, deep time, and the space between the real and the imaginary. Her works have screened at festivals and micro cinemas all over the world including the Edinburgh International Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, CPH:DOX, in the Wavelengths section at Toronto International Film Festival, and the Images Festival in her hometown, Toronto.