Christine Welsh

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Christine Welsh is a Métis Canadian filmmaker, feminist and associate professor at the University of Victoria. [1]


She graduated from University of Regina, with a B.A. in 1986.

She has produced, written and directed films for more than 30 years. Welsh's film credits include the 2006 National Film Board of Canada documentary Finding Dawn, about murdered and missing Canadian Aboriginal women, which won a Gold Audience Award at the 2006 Amnesty International Film Festival. [2]

She is a resident of Saltspring Island.[3][4]

She teaches courses in indigenous women’s studies and indigenous cinema.[5]


  • Finding Dawn, (2006) Ericksen, Svend-Erik (Producer). [Documentary]. Canada. The National Film Board of Canada.
  • The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters, (2000) Darling Kovanik, G. & Welsh, C. (Producers). [Documentary]. Canada. Prairie Girl Films and the National Film Board of Canada.
  • Kuper Island: Return to the Healing Circle, (1997) Campbell, Peter C & Welsh, C (Producers). Campbell, Peter C & Welsh, C (Directors). [Documentary]. Canada. Gumboot Productions.
  • Keepers of the Fire, (1994) Herring, I., Johansson, S., Macdonald, J. & Welsh, C. (Producers). [Documentary]. Canada. Omni Film Productions and the National Film Board of Canada.
  • Women in the Shadows, (1991) Johansson, S. & Welsh, C. (Producers). Bailey, N. (Director). [Documentary]. Canada. Direction Films and the National Film Board of Canada.


  1. ^ "Christine Welsh". University of Victoria. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Christine Welsh". Women Make Movies. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  3. ^ O'CONNOR, JENNIFER (Winter 2009). "FINDING DAWN". Herizons (Bnet). 
  4. ^ "Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh can be proud of her showing at the Amnesty International Film Festival". Georgia Straight. November 9, 2006. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Acclaimed Feminist Filmmaker To Screen “Finding Dawn”". Center for the Study of Women in Society. University of Oregon. Retrieved 26 November 2009.