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Erika MacPherson


Erika MacPherson is a video artist and documentary filmmaker whose work has screened at festivals and galleries internationally. She has also shot and cut films, music videos and installations for a host of acclaimed artists, and facilitates productions for agents of social change. Her recent projects include this river, a film she edited, co-wrote, and co-directed for the National Film Board of Canada, as well as Heimƥrà (In Thrall to Home), a film about a series of arduous treks that led her family to Manitoba. MacPherson is co-founder of both Núna (Now) (2007) and SNAC (1997) and has sat on boards for many of Winnipeg’s artist-run centres. She has also adjudicated for the Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg Arts Councils. Erika makes her home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty One territory, where her family settled in the 1800s. this river, co-written and co-directed with fellow Winnipeg filmmaker Katherena Vermette, won the Coup de coeur du jury award at the 2016 Festival Présence autochtone/Montréal First Peoples Festival in August, 2016.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

this river (2016, documentary, short)

This River, poster, movie, NFB,
Poster for This River courtesy of the National Film Board (NFB).