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Board of Directors

Ari Cohen
Marc Serpa Francoeur (treasurer)
Stuart Henderson (interim chair)
ChrisAnn Hessing

Aisha Jamal
Angus Leech (vice-chair)
Kristina McLaughlin
Ann Shin

Marc Serpa Francoeur

Marc Serpa Francoeur is a documentary filmmaker and interactive producer whose work builds on lifelong interests in immigration, diversity, and social justice issues. Co-founder of Lost Time Media with Robinder Uppal, they have produced a wide range of linear and interactive documentaries since 2013, including The World in Ten Blocks (2016), a feature-length interactive documentary that premiered at Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc/Fest and The Head in the Hand (2018), which was listed by DOC NYC as one of the top twelve contenders for the Oscars’ Documentary Short category. In 2020 they released No Visible Trauma, a scathing exposé of police brutality and accountability issues in Calgary, their hometown. They are in production on Love in the Time of Fentanyl, a feature-length documentary produced in partnership with ITVS and with the support of the Sundance Documentary Film Program. More info at

Aisha Jamal

Aisha Jamal is a director/writer, film programmer and college professor. She is Canadian film programmer at Hot Docs Documentary Festival and previously worked for TIFF and Syria Film Festival Toronto, amongst others.

Her feature documentary “A Kandahar Away” is on CBC Gem and her 7-part documentary web series “How We Die: the Future of End-of-Life” is now streaming online. Her  previous short films have played at various international festivals worldwide.

Currently, Aisha teaches film theory and criticism at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. She joined POV magazine in 2020, bringing her knowledge and love of festival culture and all things documentary to the board.

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