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Zoe Hopkins


B: in Bella Bella, British Columbia

Zoe Hopkins grew up in a Heiltsuk fishing village on the coast of British Columbia, home to her mother and maternal family, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. She is an alumna of the Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program and her short films have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and the Worldwide Short Film Festival. Her 2013 short, Mohawk Midnight Runners was named Best Canadian Short Drama at the 2013 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Ontario. In 2017, her feature film Kayak to Klemtu won the Air Canada Audience Choice Award. She now lives in her father’s community of Six Nations, where she teaches the Mohawk language online to students across Turtle Island (North America).

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