A Gibsons filmmaker is among the nominees for the 40th annual YWCA Women of Distinction awards.
Documentarian Liz Marshall, whose films include Meat the Future (narrated by Jane Goodall) and The Ghosts in Our Machine, is among the 78 nominees announced earlier this month. She’s one of four women nominated in the Arts, Culture & Design category.
“Liz is a film director, producer, writer, consultant, and mentor, who believes that documentaries can change the world,” says Marshall’s YWCA bio. “She is active in many community projects to support the environment and solidarity work with local Indigenous communities and her feature length documentaries focus on social justice and environmental themes.”
“Liz often works with young filmmakers, guiding them through their first film industry internships and employment and helping them launch their careers,” says the bio.
Marshall founded her own production company, LizMars Productions Inc, in 1995, according to her website. Her productions have taken her across the globe, including producing and directing a series of short documentaries with the Stephen Lewis Foundation about the impacts of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Women of Distinction Awards “honour individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community,” said the YWCA press release.
The recipients of the awards will be revealed at a gala in Vancouver on May 9.