Alison Duke

Alison Duke tells dynamic stories that illuminate history, document the present, and push the culture forward. Duke’s filmmaking career began in the 90s, when she produced music videos for some of the biggest names in Canadian music, like Maestro Fresh Wes, Glenn Lewis, and Nelly Furtado. Duke made her directorial debut with the groundbreaking 2001 documentary Raisin’ Kane: a rapumentary. Raisin’ Kane was produced by the National Film Board of Canada, and went on to win numerous local and international awards. Duke went on to creating more work for the small screen as well, working as a producer on the Gemini award-winning syndicated series Sex TV. She was then commissioned to helm the YAP production of A Deathly Silence for CBC’s Witness and Newsworld flagship documentary series. Duke has partnered in the production of notable long-form documentaries like Chiasson’s My Joan of Arc (2009) produced by Shadow Shows. Duke was also the Canadian producer on Thomas Allen Harris’ NAACP award-winning feature documentary Through a Lens Darkly: black photography and the emergence of a people (2014). Recently she produced, The Legacy Project—a series of award winning mini- documentaries that won best Canadian Presentation at the 2017 Caribbean Tales Film Festival. She also co-produced and co-wrote Mr. Jane and Finch for CBC Docs POV.

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