Queen's Film and Media

Film and Media Studies
Film and Media Studies

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Karine Bertrand

Karine Bertrand is an assistant professor of Film Studies from French Canadian and Indigenous ancestry (Maniwaki-Kitigan Zibi). Her research centers around Indigenous Cinemas and television series (Americas, Australia and New Zealand) Québec cinema (migrant identities and Quebec filmmakers in Hollywood) and Road Movies from around the world. Other areas of interest include: American popular culture, Indigenous poetry and oral tradition, the role of letter writing and sharing in documentary and fiction films and post-memory and film. She is particularly interested in the representation of women in road movies and in the films of Quebec migrants (women filmmakers). Her present research focuses more precisely on Indigenous women’s cinema in Canada, including the Inuit collective Arnait Video Productions and the Wapikoni Mobile project. Beyond her research, she enjoys spending as much time as possible outside (hiking, canoeing, skiing, walking, gardening, doing yoga) connecting to the land and learning about nature’s medicines.