Sarah Shamash


Sarah Shamash lives on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh First Nations. She is a media artist and PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at UBC. Influenced by cinema, her experimental projects typically explore identities and geographies as personal, political, feminine and dynamic, while critiquing and subverting fixed, colonial and hegemonic demarcations of the body, territory, and space. Since the 2000s she has been exhibiting her work in art venues and film festivals. She is currently teaching film studies and programming films for the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Her work as an artist, researcher, educator, and programmer can be understood as interconnected and whole; they all revolve around a passion for cinema and its decolonial potential.