Sylvia Hamilton

Film director


Who is Sylvia Hamilton?

Sylvia Hamilton is a Nova Scotia filmmaker and writer, whose work focuses on the experience of Black Nova Scotians. She has been honoured with several awards for her work, including a Gemini Award, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation’s Maeda Prize, the Progress Women of Excellence Award for Arts and Culture, the CBC Television Pioneer Award, and Nova Scotia's highest award for the arts the Portia White Prize for Excellence. She has presented her films and lectured widely in Canada, Europe and Africa, and is a Trudeau Foundation Mentor, and held a Distinguished Chair at Mount St Vincent University.

Hamilton is the co-creator of the New Initiatives Program of the National Film Board of Canada, a program supporting for women of color and First Nations women filmmakers.

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on July 23, 2013


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