laura j. turnbull’s enriching undergraduate experience at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, has given her a strong theoretical base and encouraged her to investigate alternative approaches to traditional scholarship. Having worked for various festivals and arts organizations in New Brunswick, she has been able to foster physical and sensory experiences of history and culture. Further study in Yemen has led her to engage with Muslim societies and cultures. She has had short documentaries screened at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche and Take a Walk on the Riverside festivals, as well as the Natural History Museum in Oldenburg, Germany. She has just graduated with an MFA from Ryerson's Documentary Media programme Fall 2011.