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Name  Michele Clarke
Role  Filmmaker
Education  University of Toronto

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Movies  Black Men and Me, All That is Left Unsaid

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Michèle Pearson Clarke (born February 16, 1973) is a Trinidadian filmmaker based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Early life

Clarke was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and was educated at Queen's University and the University of Toronto. She received her MFA from Ryerson University in 2015.

Career

Her first film, Surrounded by Water, was completed through the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. Her second film, Black Men and Me, was featured in the 2007 Inside Out Film and Video Festival and explores Clarke's perceptions of black masculinity from a black lesbian's perspective. The film has since been featured at the 2007 Reel World Film Festival (Toronto), the 2007 Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the 2007 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. Clarke is also an author and has been published in Bent on Writing: An Anthology of Queer Tales.

In 2013, she started a portrait series "It’s Good To Be Needed," in which she photographed ex-partners who remained friends holding hands.

In 2016, she was commissioned by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario to create a two-channel video installation called "I’m Thinking of Ending Things." The project commemorates the 150 years or Oshawa's manufacturing history through personal stories of job loss.

References

Michèle Pearson Clarke Wikipedia


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