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Student and Alumni Showcase

Below you will find a small selection of Documentary Media alumni award winning work.

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Alia Youssef

MFA 2020

Uses photography to diversify generalized perceptions of Muslim women with her series, The Sisters Project. Featured in CBC, external link, opens in new window.    

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Dominik Akena

MFA 2019

Finding the power in your story. Featured story in Ryerson Today., opens in new window

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Zanele Muholi

MFA 2010

Paying Homage to the History of Black Women, The New York Times, external link, opens in new window

Daniel Froidevaux & Elisa Gonzalez

MFA 2011

The Quiet Zone, premiered at Hot Docs 2017., external link, opens in new window

Ali Weinstein & Caitlin Durlak

MFA 2014

Mermaids, directed by Weinstein & produced by Durlak, premiered at Hot Docs 2017., external link, opens in new window

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Dominik Akena

MFA 2019

From child soldier in Uganda to documentary filmmaker: Dominic Akena shares story of survival. Global News Feature., external link, opens in new window

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Susan Enberg

MFA 2017

“In Jesus’ Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne’s Residential School” awarded Best Documentary Short at Toronto film festival 2018., external link, opens in new window

Lisa Rideout

MFA 2013

Take a Walk on the Wildside, premiered at Hot Docs 2017., external link, opens in new window

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Eduardo Lima

MFA 2011

Lima is the recipient of the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award, 2016., external link, opens in new window

He is a Toronto-based freelance photojournalist who is a regular contributor to Corbis Images and Metroland Media and who has been published in the Toronto Star and Le Monde. Website., external link, opens in new window

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Marc Serpa Francoeur & Robinder Uppal

MFA 2013

The World in Ten Blocks, a documentary installation about Toronto's Bloorcourt neighborhood featured throughout the Hot Docs 2016 festival as part of the DocX program, external link, opens in new window.

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Michèle Pearson Clarke

MFA 2015

Doc Media alumna and professor named 2019 Toronto Photo Laureate, opens in new window.

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Zanele Muholi

MFA 2010

Showcased in feature about their work and its focus on marginalized queer communities in South Africa, by WPRESENT, external link, opens in new window.

Jason O'Hara

MFA 2013

State of Exception, premiered at Hot Docs 2017., external link, opens in new window

Lindsay Fitzgerald

MFA 2017

About Employment, featuring Yin Brown, won 1st Place in the 2016 TVO Short Docs competition., external link, opens in new window

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Vivian Belik

MFA 2015

Underdog is a documentary film co-created with Naomi Mark about Yuka Honda, a Japanese expat who prepares for a 1000 mile dogsled race to fulfill her mother's dying wish. Featured on CBC Short Docs., external link, opens in new window