Mosquers 2016 Judges

The Mosquers is pleased to announce its 2016 Judging Panel!

BONNIE THOMPSON

With over 70 producer credits, Bonnie Thompson is a veteran National Film Board of Canada producer, working with Canadian media makers and producers on a slate of documentary, interactive, and animation productions. Thompson’s productions have been broadcast nationally and internationally (CBC, Doc Channel, SuperChannel in Canada), on the web and on apps, and in festivals, winning many nominations and awards, including Geminis, Genies and Canadian Screen Awards in Canada.

Recent production highlights include the feature documentary, Angry Inuk which won the 2016 Hot Docs Audience Award; the Oscar and CSA nominated short animated film Wild Life; and the acclaimed Webby and FWA award winning website Bear 71.

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Momin is born and bred in Edmonton, AB and is one of the founding members of the Mosquers organization. He served on the board for several years and has spent a substantial amount of time and effort to helping grow the Mosquers initiative. 

Momin has been actively involved in programs and events around the city and has previously served as a board member of the Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA). He performs Khutba's at Rahma Mosque along with many other initiatives to help underprivileged people locally and globally.


MICHELLE BREWER

Michelle is passionate about social justice and movies. She combined these recently as the creator and producer of the You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down Film Festival and More in honour of International Women's Day. She is an academic with a specialty in social-political theory, especially feminist theory. Her studies have taken her to Ireland, Québec City, Czech, Australia and Germany, where she is completing her PhD. She has taught philosophy at MacEwan University, University of Alberta and Red Deer College. Michelle is a Métis Jew who is part of Edmonton's Muslim-Jewish Sisterhood.