The fourth of Public Studio's 'Kino Pravda 3G' newsreels turns its eye to public dissent in Canada. Public Studio is Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky in collaboration with Eshrat Erfanian. Elle Flanders is a filmmaker and artist based in Toronto. She was raised in Montreal and Jerusalem and holds both an MA in Critical Theory and an MFA from Rutgers University. Her work has been screened and exhibited at the Berlin International Film Festival, the MOMA, TIFF, and festivals worldwide. She is a founding member of Public Studio with her collaborator, Tamira Sawatzky. Her most recent work includes: Public Studio’s Road Movie, a six screen installation on the segregated roads of Palestine that premiered at this year’s TIFF. Flanders is a PhD candidate in the Visual Arts Studio Program at York University where she also teaches. Tamira Sawatzky is an architect and artist working in Toronto. She worked for the award-winning firm MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects from 1998-2010. In 2010, she founded Public Studio Architecture and Public Studio with her collaborator Elle Flanders. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto), the Art Gallery of York University (Toronto), Flux Factory (New York), and international film festivals. Eshrat Erfanian is a visual artist based in Toronto. She has an Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto, and is an alumnus of the Whitney Independent Study Program in NYC. Her work has been exhibited in U.S., Europe, and Canada. Erfanian's most recent work "Start Dreaming" includes a seven-year ongoing project that documents the industrial urban landscapes in the city of Toronto and Northern Ontario, an attempt to bring to a stand still the movement and the migration of manufacturing/capital to “elsewhere”. Erfanian is currently a PhD candidate at York University where she also teaches.

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