About Chanda Chavannes, from chandachavennes.com:
Chanda is passionate about media for social change. Her first feature documentary, Living Downstream, won multiple awards and was broadcast on six continents. Her second feature, UNFRACTURED, is an uplifting documentary that will have its World Premiere as the opening night gala film at this year’s Planet in Focus.
While living in Uganda, Chanda created educational films on violence prevention, which are being used by thousands of organizations and have contributed to tangible change. Chanda has trained as an arts educator with the Royal Conservatory and was recently an Innovator in Communities with the Toronto Public Library. She is currently an instructor at Centennial College’s Story Arts Centre.
In 2015, Chanda received a prestigious Chalmers Arts Fellowship, which enables artists to take their work in new directions. In 2013, she received a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media and was named a Woman to Watch by Sydney’s Buzz on Indie Wire.
Chanda is a member of several professional associations, including the Documentary Organization of Canada, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Toronto Chapter of Film Fatales. She is a graduate of Sheridan College, lives in Toronto, and is the mother of two children.
If you want to join in for just the Master Class to gain insights from the filmmaker into the making of UNFRACTURED, you can pay $10 at the door. Takes place at St. Paul’s Bloor Street, 227 Bloor St E, Toronto from 2:30-3:30pm.