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About Christopher Pavsek

Christopher Pavsek is a filmmaker based in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he is a professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. He is also a scholar of film history and critical theory. He has a B.A. in German Literature from Cornell University, a Masters in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University

His current film and photographic work is primarily focussed on the ways in which landscapes are changing before our very eyes as well as the ways in which humans live with--sometimes cooperatively, sometimes antagonistically--the natural or "non-human" world. All landscapes today are to one degree or another deeply human--shaped and impacted by human actions.

Through his work he hopes to help see the world with fresh eyes, to quietly move beyond the clichés and ossified conventions that dominate the images we have of the land, and to help understand our terrible capacities to damage the natural world, as well as our ability to help it flourish.

His films have shown at international festivals including the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Aspen Shortsfest, Sebastopol Documentary Festival, among others.



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