Hwangsa

Hwangsa

A documentary feature about dust and our relationship to the air we breathe. Told from the point of view of a Canadian cinematographer with an intimate relationship to nature, the film traces dust found on the shores of Western Canada back to its origins in China’s Gobi Desert where storm clouds of yellow dust evaporate the skylines, swallowing up everything in sight.

Claire Sanford is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer who focuses on visually stunning, human-centered stories exploring environmental and social justice themes. Originally from a small island on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada, Claire grew up immersed in nature and became versed in the quiet art of observation. She earned her BFA in Film Production from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. In 2014, Claire was selected as a fellow of the prestigious Hot Docs Accelerator mentorship program. She is currently based in Montreal where she works as a cinematographer, producer and director on projects across North America, Europe and Asia.

For more information contact:  sanford.claire@gmail.com