Helene Klodawsky has been writing and directing feature length documentary and narrative films for almost 30 years. Her films have been screened and televised around the world, and have received more than 25 honours, including awards from the Academy of Canadian Cinema, Hot Docs, Les Rendez-vous du Cinema Quebecois, the Jerusalem International Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Mannheim International Film Festival. Painted Landscapes of the Times (1986)Shoot and Cry (1988),Motherland (1994)What If (1998),Undying Love (2002), No More Tears Sister (2005),  Family Motel (2007) and Malls R Us (2009) are among her best known films.

Catbird Productions of Montreal has just released COME WORRY WITH US!, Helene Klodawsky’s newest film featuring Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra. Violinist Jessica Moss and singer/guitarist Efrim Menuck are struggling to balance parenthood with making music in their internationally acclaimed Montreal-based band. They are one of a growing number of bands to have accepted an infant (Efrim and Jessica’s son, Ezra) into their touring life.   More….

Helene will soon begin post production of Ground to Ground, her feature length documentary about a new breed of social worker making a difference in intractable conflict zones.  To be broadcast on the Doc Channel, Ground to Ground is produced by Maral Mohammadian (NFB) and Natalie Barton (InformAction).

Helene is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.  Reviews and articles about Helene’s work have appeared in many periodicals, including The Globe and Mail, National Post, New York Times, Newsweek International, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, La Presse, Nouvelle Observateur, The Independent, BBC News Service, Hindu Times, Asian Tribune, Art In America, Art Forum and Chatelaine. She is a member of Doc Organization, the Writer’s Guild of Canada, Réalisatrices Équitables, and the Director’s Guild of Canada.