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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Vivian Qu

    Vivian Qu was born in China. She has produced the features Night Train (07), Knitting (08), which screened at the Festival, and Longing for the Rain (13). Trap Street (13) is her directorial debut.

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Alanis Obomsawin

    Alanis Obomsawin was born in New Hampshire and was raised near the Odanak Reserve at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. She has produced over thirty documentaries on Aboriginal rights issues for the National Film Board of Canada.

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    TIFF 13 Departure Thoughts

    As I get ready to make my departure from Toronto after a whirlwind week there are a couple of things to mention as the festival winds down. I was told that there are 10% less women directors this year.

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Iram Haq

    Iram Haq studied art direction at Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo. She has acted in the features Import-Export (05), Fallen Angels (08), and Tomme tonner (10). She wrote and directed the short film Little Miss Eyeflap (09). I Am Yours (13) is her debut feature.

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Dana Rotberg

    Dana Rotberg was born in Mexico City and graduated from Mexico's Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica. She has won numerous awards for her films, including Best Documentary from the Mexican Film Academy for Elvira Luz Cruz, pena maxima (85) and the NHK Filmmaker's Award at Sundance for Otilia Raud...

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Lara Zizic

    Lara Zizic received her master's degree in filmmaking at Columbia University. She directed the short film The Isabel Fish (06) and co-directed the feature Mission Congo (13).

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Allison Berg

    Allison Berg was born in New York City. She received the Special Jury Award at SXSW for her debut feature documentary Witches in Exile (04). The Dog (13) is her latest film.

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Dyana Gaye

    Dyana Gaye is a Franco-Senegalese filmmaker who graduated with a master's degree in film studies from the University of Paris 8. She directed the short films Une femme pour Souleymane (01); J'ai deux amours (05); Ousmane (06); and Saint Louis Blues (09), which played at the Festival. Under the Starr...

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Claire Blanchet

    Claire Blanchet studied animation at Concordia University. She has co-directed Trash and No Star! (08) and The Wobble Incident (09). The End of Pinky (13) is her latest short film.

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Marion Vernoux

    Marion Vernoux was born in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France. She wrote the screenplay for Bernard Schmitt's Pacific Palisades (90). Her directorial credits include Personne ne m'aime (94), Rien a faire (99), both of which screened at the Festival, Reines d'un jour(01), A boire (04), and Bright Days Ahead...

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