Jean Swanson: We Need a New Map

Short Forum

Veteran activist and first-term Vancouver city councillor Jean Swanson works alongside the next generation of anti-poverty activists fighting systemic inequality.

Screens in program VIFF Short Forum: Programme 1

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Teresa Alfeld

Jean Swanson, Sara Sagaii, Ishmam Bhuiyan
Producer Lisa Jackson, Lauren Grant
Screenwriter Teresa Alfeld
Cinematographer Vince Arvidson
Editor Lawrence Le Lam
Music Supermoon, Bent Wind, Ferron, Bif Naked, The Pack A.D.
Canada 2021 8 min.


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Teresa Alfeld is a film director from Vancouver. She holds a BFA in Film Production from Simon Fraser University and an MA in Dispute Resolution from the University of Victoria.

Teresa’s films include the shorts Roadkill (2013), Charlie Gauvin (2013), and Bunky the Vampire Killer (2010), and the feature documentaries The Rankin File: Legacy of a Radical, which opened the 2018 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, and Doug and the Slugs and Me, which is currently in post-production.

The Rankin File: Legacy of a Radical (2018)