Sara Roque (Métis)
Sara Roque is an emerging filmmaker, as well as a writer, arts administrator, and activist. At Vancouver’s 2010 DOXA film festival, her first documentary, Six Miles Deep, received an Honorable Mention for the Colin Low Award, given by the National Film Board for innovative Canadian documentary. Roque’s previous short films have been shown at the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival and Splice This! Super8 film festival, and broadcast on MuchMusic. She was the cinematographer for Eggs Instead (d. Lena Recollet), which in 2006 won the Cynthia Lickers-Sage award for emerging talent at imagineNATIVE. She has also been a videographer for several community-based arts and First Nations history projects.
Roque has held leading positions in a number of arts organizations. She is an Aboriginal Arts Officer for the Ontario Arts Council. She is co-founder and producer for the O'Kaadenigan Wiingashk, a multi-disciplinary aboriginal women’s arts collective in southern Ontario. She has been development coordinator and videographer at The Center for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto, and programmer for Te Wairiki Purea Trust, a Maori arts and cultural organization based in Rotorua, New Zealand.
Roque holds a BA in indigenous studies from Trent University. Originally from the community of Killarney (Shebahonaning in the Ojibwe language) in Ontario, Roque currently lives in Toronto.
Work featured: Six Miles Deep