Michèle Midori Fillion  

"No Job For a Woman" is Michèle Midori Fillion’s first full-length documentary. Formerly a journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), she has produced a variety of short documentaries for radio and television, with a special commitment to reports that focus on women.

Under a journalism fellowship provided by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), Fillion lived and worked in India, producing documentaries on the rural development work of organizations funded by AKFC.

Fillion’s radio career includes co-hosting a CBC morning current affairs program, for which she produced in-depth reports on current events, co-hosting a Toronto-based arts interview program, and general-assignment radio reporting.

As well, Fillion’s written work includes reports for newspapers, essays for cultural and academic journals, as well as plays for theater and film. She co-wrote a play, now a screenplay Blood Sport, for the Toronto theatre festival Buddies in Bad Times.

Fillion holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Toronto and an MA in journalism from the University of Western Ontario. She is fluent in French. (12/11)

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No Job For A Woman: The Women Who Fought To Report WWII

A film by Michèle Midori Fillion, 2011, 61 min, Color/BW

When World War II broke out, reporter Martha Gellhorn was so determined to get to the frontlines that she left husband Ernest Hemingway, never to be reunited. Ruth Cowan’s reporting was hampered by a bureau chief who refused to talk to her. Meanwhile, photojournalist Dickey Chappelle wanted to get so close to the action that…

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