Shannon Walsh

Shannon Walsh is a filmmaker, and an Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University Hong Kong. Her first feature documentary, H2Oil, was recognized by the Montreal Mirror as one of the top ten independent documentaries of 2009 for its urgent and poignant telling of the human and environmental devastation caused by Canada’s tar sands. In 2011, her film St-Henri, the 26th of August, brought sixteen filmmakers to uncover the complexity and contradictions of everyday life in a Montreal neighbourhood. Jeppe on a Friday, her second neighbourhood documentary co-directed with Arya Lalloo traces the lives of 5 diverse people in Johannesburg’s inner-city. Underlying all of her work is a focus on social justice and collaboration. Walsh received a PhD from McGill University in 2010, and a post-doc in the South African Research Chair in Social Change at the University of Johannesburg in 2013.