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COMS 309Studies in Documentary


COMS 385Video II


Cinema Palestine
Website for documentary film and research project in progress.

Imagining NDG
Online art project about the Montréal neighborhood of Notre-dame-de-Grace.

First Light Films International
Home site for many early films


Tim Schwab

Associate Professor & BA Director

BSc, Film and TV Production, Montana State University

MFA, Studio Arts – Cinema Production, Concordia University

Teaching interests: Film, video and sound production; documentary and experimental film and video; autobiographical and oral history media; performance in documentary; independent distribution; interactive, multiform and extended narrative in documentary and new media.

Creative/research interests: I have worked for many years as a producer, director and editor of documentary films and videos, personal essays and experimental works which have been shown at festivals, museums and on television on six continents (Antarctica being the lone hold out), and have won a number of awards, including the Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association for the 1997 film THE BURNING BARREL. Much of my work has focused on marginalized and minority and diasporic communities, and on the relationship between culture and the landscape and environment. I continue to actively distribute and exhibit my work, which includes the recent CBC documentary BEING OSAMA, and am currently working on a multimedia oral history/community art project about the Montreal neighbourhood of NDG funded by FQRSC, and as a co-investigator on the SSHRC – CURA funded oral history project “Stories of Montrealers displaced by war, genocide and other human rights abuses”. I am also a member of the FQRSC-funded Concordia Interactive Narrative Experimentation and Research Group (CINERG).

Last update: March 31, 2015 – 14:10