Kerry Barber

Short Film Feature: Jackie Olson

A short film, screened in the KIAC Ballroom throughout the festival weekend.

Kerry produced a short film profile about Dawson City artist Jackie Olson, who created the feature artwork for the 20th Annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival. The film was screened in the KIAC Ballroom throughout the festival weekend.

About the Artist

Kerry Barber is part Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation from Dawson City, Yukon Territory. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, Video + Integrated Media from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Her film My Indian Bum and Dear Hatetts is what she is well known for. Recently, she did a short installation piece for the Dawson City Arts Society Members Show, Spruce Gum.

Dear Hatetts has won 3 awards, the President’s Media Award for Best Live Action, the Saralee James Memorial Award at Emily Carr University and the Jury Prize at the Breakthroughs Film Festival in Toronto. Barber makes documentaries that are serious in nature that end up humourous to lighten the load and to let you, the audience to breathe. She is currently writing a script for her next documentary.