Bio (Sarah Abbott)
Doctor of Social Sciences
Sarah Abbott is a filmmaker and artist whose work engages issues of being, human rights, ethics and the environment. Her film work has received numerous grants, awards, international festival selections and television broadcasts. She received the 2012 Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award for Arts and Learning for her innovative teaching methods, filmmaking endeavors, ability to bridge cultures, commitment to empowering people, and passion for communicating hard-hitting issues. Abbott is an associate professor in the Department of Film at the University of Regina. There, she created an intensive filmmaking development model in which her students work alongside film industry professionals to create a half-hour film. She holds a BA, Hon. in Film Studies and Drama from Queen’s University and an MFA in Media Arts from Syracuse University. Abbott was the driving force behind the founding of mispon – A Celebration of Indigenous Filmmaking film festival in Regina.