Pamela Matthews (BSc, MFA) is a Producer, Director, Editor, Instructor and Actor in Film, TV and Theatre. She teaches Film Studies at Ryerson University and Centennial College (Broadcasting/Film Program), and, since 2002, has been teaching filmmaking for the American Indian Film Institute (SAN FRANCISCO), where she has overseen the production of approximately 50 short films. Her current work includes a feature-length documentary in post-production: "Just Another Dead Indian", about the wrongful deaths of Aboriginal men in Canada. Her other documentaries include "The Guyana Diabetes Project" (for which she shot for 2 weeks in South America) and “A Shot in the Dark”, about the death of Dudley George which has screened at several festivals, including ImagineNative, the AIFI Festival and the Native Spirit Film Festival (England). Her dramatic film, “Only the Devil Speaks Cree” has won several awards including the Best Live Short at the AIFI Festival and at the NAFTA Festival in LA. “Only the Devil Speaks Cree” has also screened in the USA, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, England and Darwin, Australia where it won the Best Foreign Film at the Down Under International Film Festival. Pam's hobbies include Scuba Diving, swimming, long-distance running, biking, camping and travelling.
York University, Toronto, ON