Kirsty Matthews, 28, is a writer and director of feature length and half hour documentaries in Vancouver, Canada. She is interested in community service, civil society and environmental issues. Kirsty’s country of origin is South Africa.
Beyond filmmaking, Kirsty is a Facilitator of the Two Worlds, Share the Gold Campaign to address poverty and homelessness, and leads the grassroots organization Transition Town to promote awareness on climate change and on alternative energy sources. Kirsty became passionate of filmmaking while studying social issues at University of South Africa. Her films include Homelessness and the Human Predicament and Let Freedom Ring.
In September 2009, Kirsty’s video entry for the Citizen Ambassador video-contest was selected by a committee of the United Nations. Her video, “ Appeal to World Leaders ”, reminded world leaders of the need to address “equality, sustainability and justice” to make the world a safer and better place. In her video entry, Kirsty highlighted some pitfalls of globalization, such as inequality, environmental destruction, war, and famine.
“The stakes are too high to sit on your asses and pontificate,” she in the video, “We need to act now.”
Find out more about Kirsty on:
• Kirsty’s website