Community Affiliate

Rebecca Lessard is an emerging filmmaker, born and raised in Montreal, with a BA in Communication Studies from Concordia University. She has worked as an editor and/or writer on multiple television, documentary and digital projects (including CBC Short Docs’ Thunderblanket), and as an editor/visual researcher on RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, the Sundance and Canadian Screen award-winning feature documentary from Rezolution Pictures. She is also a musician/composer, co-creator of the Roots & Recipes project (see below). Previously, she co-facilitated digital storytelling workshops with refugee youth and other marginalized populations and made other contributions to the COHDS project Mapping Memories: Participatory Media, Place-based Stories & Refugee Youth.

Roots and Recipes 

Food brings us together; one shared plate can produce countless moments and memories. The Roots & Recipes project aims to collect recipes and kitchen stories from first and second generation immigrants in Montreal in an inter-generational video series, Dishing Up the Past, and produces engaging programming that explores Jewish and old-world food traditions.