Esther Buckareff

Esther is an interactive documentary filmmaker of web and film living in Toronto.  Esther often works with an open consent form to document controversial issues. Leveraging the Internet’s global access as a medium for mass communication, she negotiates ways to use empathy and gossip as catalysts to facilitate synchronicity between the greater public and its counter-publics, to transform passive viewers into collaborators and participants of the work. In 2012, Esther won the MADA award for Best Documentary (Children’s Issues) for Powerful As God at Toronto’s Commfest Film Festival.  She has a Master in Fine Art (MFA Documentary Media, Ryerson),  BA in Political Science (UWO), Certificate in Film Directing (Cuba, EICTV), Teacher in Adult Training Certificate, and a Diploma in New Media Technologies. Personal site