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Robin McKenna is director, producer and writer of GIFT, a feature-length documentary inspired by Lewis Hyde's classic bestseller The Gift. She is currently finishing Thanadoula, a short animated documentary fairytale, and Medicine, a feature-length documentary about ayahuasca, medicine and healing. Most recently, she directed a short film with legendary actress Geneviève Bujold, produced by the NFB for the Governor General's Awards for the Performing Arts.

Robin grew up in Montréal, Canada, and began making films with the celebrated Radio-Canada series La Course destination monde, travelling around the world alone with a camera making short, creative documentaries. Her film The Great War Experience won Yorkton Film Festival's Founders' Award in 2007. She has directed award-winning series for networks in the US and Canada, and her cinematography credits include City of Borders (Berlinale, Hot Docs 2009) and The Take with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis (AFI Best Documentary 2004). She is an alumnus of Hot Docs' Doc Lab, and has been a filmmaker-mentor in indigenous communities with Wapikoni Mobile.

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