01SJ

3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge
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Anita Doron

Anita Doron
b. Transcarpathia; lives
Late Fragment, 2007

Anita Doron is one of the three writer-directors of Late Fragment, North America’s first interactive feature film. Born in Transcarpathia, this published poet, competitive skier and high-altitude mountaineer made her first film – an environmental protest picture – at age 12, only to get in trouble with the Soviet bureaucracy. After an illegal escape fromthe USSR and life in the Middle East, Anita graduated from Ryerson University with two Norman Jewison Awards. Her first short film, Not a Fish Story, premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. Her second short, Elliot Smelliot, a festival favourite, was broadcast on Showcase in 2005. Mentored by renowned filmmakers Deepa Mehta and Patricia Rozema, Doron was named one of 10 to watch by NOW Magazine and received the Kodak NewV ision Fellowship. Her first feature, The End of Silence, starring Sarah Harmer, is broadcast on TMN and is part of Mongrel Media’s prestigious Festival Collection.