Jacqueline Levitin


Jacqueline Levitin is a filmmaker and media artist, film historian and professor of film. Her films and videos range from short experimental works to documentary and fiction features and, recently, live video collaborations with dancers and theatre performers. Her latest work, the documentary Mahjong & Chicken Feet (2008), uses her family's history in Harbin, China to explore memory and history and the relations between China and her ‘others.' Building Bridge: a Housing Project for Women (2003) brings her early work in ethnographic documentary and participatory-style filmmaking to the exploration of ethical issues in imaging the poor and drug-addicted of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Jacqueline Levitin is the co-editor of Women Filmmakers: Refocusing (2003), a collection of new writing by women filmmakers, critics and theorists. Jacqueline Levitin completed her doctorate in film at S.U.N.Y. Buffalo and teaches in the School for the Contemporary Arts and Women's Studies departments at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

Films by Jacqueline Levitin