“Never doubt that a group of thoughtful citizens could change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

photography by Samantha Moss 2021 Jackson Park Peterborough, ON

Angel Hamilton emerged from the video aisles at Blockbuster where she worked as a clerk (obtaining valuable research) and dove right into assisting to remount Global Visions Documentary Festival in Edmonton. A graduate of Anthropology at Trent University, she worked as a documentary producer’s assistant at Red Storm Productions and Purple Productions in British Columbia and then went on to obtain education at the documentary production at Capilano University Bosa Centre for Film & Animation.

Her passion for food justice was sparked by working with the Britannia Community Centre to help mount the Stone Soup Food Film Festival. She directed personal films and produced a number of student productions before moving back to her hometown of Peterborough in 2012 where she co-founded Media Arts Peterborough to produce a web series called WHAT IS ART? about local artists.

A three-time honoree of Trent Film Society’s Snowdance Film Festival for best community documentary filmmaker. She is very happy to be an active member of the Trent Film Society and is forever grateful for their encouragement.

Her latest documentary she directed is called Free Don which is a documentary about freedom of speech and expression and the dangers of farmed salmon in Vancouver Island, BC

She maintains a passion for transformation through creative response and she works invisibly in the background facilitating art and expression in all forms.

Most recently, she worked as co-producer on LA creative nonfiction project BIRTHMARK.

As of 2021 she is volunteering as a visual researcher for LA in the PHD Cultural Studies program at Trail College at Trent University in Peterborough, ON

She is also the associate and impact producer for the documentary project CIRCUS BOY that premiered at ReFrame Film Festival 2020 and will be distributed by First Run Features

here is the link for the media coverage so far for CIRCUS BOY https://kawarthanow.com/2020/01/04/circus-boy-and-town-of-widows-at-reframe-film-festival/

She facilitates documentary filmmaking talks occasionally at Trent U Cultural Studies, Trent U Indigenous Studies department, Peterborough Independent Podcasters and W2 Media for the Utopia Film Festival.

She has volunteered for the Vancouver Folk Festival for the Stories project as a producer.

These days, she’s exploring new ways to tell stories through video projection art and is always open to collaboration with like minded researchers and artists.

She is very grateful for Trent Radio at Trent University since 2005 where she first learned how to use media technology in producer driven community radio.

Her radio show What is Art? has been turned in to a podcast online and is very grateful for the beautiful people at the Peterborough Independent Podcasters

She has performed as a VJ at OM Solstice Gathering and is currently working as a crowdfunding volunteer for the documentary about the Fairy Creek Blockades called “Standing with the Ancients” for the director Jen Murantez with Estoria Productions.

https://www.jen.life/standingwiththeancients

She currently is planning on attending TIFF 2022 as industry conference pass holder. She has recently worked as production coordinator for One Day in December slipstream fiction dramatic twenty minute film by LA Alfonso that was exhibited as a completed performance projection mapping installation at Erring on King George produced by Public Energy in collab with city of Ptbo Museum and Archives

Land acknowledgement

I make my home as an uninvited settler on the traditional territories of the Michi Saagig Nishnaabeg. Peterborough is built upon land and water that was shared with settlers with an understanding of mutual cooperation through treaties like the Rice Lake Purchase (Treaty #20) and the Williams Treaties.

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