CRAIG BERGGOLD

 

 

Selected Films

 

Precarious Love 

Pocket Desert: confessions of a snakekiller 

Educate Your Attitude: Gay & Lesbian Youth Speak Out! 

Fresh Talk: Youth & Sexuality 

Up To Scratch 

 

Other Highlights

Currently, Craig is working on his PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. In 2016, he received a SSHRC Doctoral Canadian Graduate Scholarship. In 2014-15, he was awarded Queen's University Douglas Sheppard Wilson Fellowship in Film.

 

He is a Teaching Fellow in the Film and Media Studies Department where he has taught eight courses including:

 

FILM 336  – Film and Politics

Crossing Borders: Migration and Precarious Work in Globalization

 

FILM 435 – Culture and Representation

Speculative Fiction: Science Fictions Films and Alternative Social Models

 

At Queen’s University, Craig is also President of the academic workers union Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 901 representing 1500 Teaching Assistants, Teaching Fellows and Postdoctoral Scholars.

 

For ten years at Vancouver’s Emily Carr University of Art + Design 

Craig taught over 30 courses on video art, film production and experimental documentary practice.

 

At Simon Fraser University’s Special Collections Library he is the lead researcher for The Canadian Farmworkers Union Archive Project.

 

Pocket Desert: confessions of a snake killer, co-directed with

Teresa Marshall, has been broadcast nationally on The Discovery

Channel and was recognized with the Ecology Award at the WorldFest Film Festival. Also, nominated for 12 international awards, including

Best Cinematographer and Best Documentary.

 

Fresh Talk: Youth & Sexuality was awarded the prestigious Gold Apple Award in Human Sexuality at the National Educational Film Festival, 

the Red Ribbon Award at the American Film Festival, and First Place at National Council of Family Relations, Washington, D.C..

 

Educate Your Attitude challenges the censorship of young people's emotional experiences with powerful stories that empower peer's to

gain a positive appreciation of their sexuality.

 

"The Colour of Food" is a historical photo essay of South Asian women farm workers and their union organizing campaigns.

 

"Canada: Mexico found guilty of blacklisting pro-union migrant workers." 

 

Craig is a co-founder of the Vancouver Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts.

 

 

 

Media artist Craig Berggold strives to combine social justice activism with a contemporary art practice.

His award-winning films have been broadcast on television and screened at film festivals, museums and art galleries around the world.

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© 2016 Craig Berggold

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