GPRC Speakers Series - Anne Troake
January 30, 7:30 pm
GPRC Room D208
Anne Troake, already an established artist in many fields, including dance and graphic design, sprang to national prominence with her sympathetic documentary film about seal hunting on Canada's East Coast entitled, " My Ancestors Were Rogues and Murderers". "She explores the notions of ecology and conservation through the story of her extended family, descendants of 18th century settlers from the English West Country".
Born in Twillingate, Newfoundland, Anne Troake works as a choreographer, filmmaker, costume and graphic designer, as well as a performer in dance, theatre and comedy. Anne's choreographic works include The Sinking: stories of cold water ('97), A day in the life of Mr. P. Nis (video, '98), The Bearded Lady (video, '99), Fever Dreamsäperfect silence of glass (2002), Bell (2004) with visual artist Peter von Tiesenhausen.
"My Ancestors Were Rogues and Murderers" is her first documentary. To find out more about the film, go to: http://onf.ca/collection/films/fiche/?id=51455&lg=en#ff-film