Global Dignity Canada Champion
Born in Saudi Arabia to Eritrean parents and raised in Quebec, Feven Ghebremariam looks to overcome cultural barriers through film.
She holds a bachelors degree in Communication Studies from the University of Windsor.
In 2012, she directed « Coming home to boon », a short documentary featuring an immigrant woman from Eritrea a traditional coffee ceremony that helps her cope with the culture shock of her new environment. This film is selected to be part of the 2013 Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.
Feven has also worked in the non-profit sector with newcomer youth, an experience which deepened her sensitivty towards stories related to immigration.
In 2013, she completed studies in documentary directing at L’Inis in Montreal. This opportunity led her to direct « The other side of her path », a short film that was presented at the Montreal World Film Festival.