||Shannon Walsh is a filmmaker, researcher, writer and activist. Her primary
research uses participatory visual methodologies to work with young people
to support social activism in Canada and South Africa. Through these methods she has been exploring ways to give communities tools with which to frame their own questions and voice their own experiences around issues relevant to their lives. Recent documentary work includes "No One is Illegal" a video on a seven day march undertaken by refugees, migrants and 'illegal' people and their supporters from Montreal to Ottawa to demand changes to Canada's immigration system, and "Fire & Hope" an intimate look at a group of youth activists fighting HIV/AIDS in their communities in Khayelitsha and Atlantis, South Africa.
Shannon is currently pursuing an interdisciplinary PhD at McGill University in Social Policy and Public Health.