Yunuen Perez Vertti

Originally from Mexico City, filmmaker and media artist Yunuen Perez Vertti moves between her first home, Burnaby, Houston, where she was based for 15 years, Mexico, her hometown, and India, her husband's home. An independent filmmaker with a global vision, Perez Vertti has been producing films for the past 20yrs.

Her 1st short documentary, "Aparajita" The undefeated was successfully screened at Tasveer Seattle South Asian Film Festival, Topanga Film Festival, and Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival.

Her passion for using art as a tool to bring the community together has led her to produced events like The Living Room Art in the Heights and, more recently, co-chairing the Stride Burnaby Art Festival's organizing committee. Yunuen is currently the community ambassador for the Burnaby Festival of Learning and an Artist in Residence in the schools via AIRS and ArtStarts. She also leads the stewardship committee of the Many Nations Mini Galleries project. Creating experiences where the community can engage with art in an uninhibited, innovative and unexpected way is Yunuen's current focus.

The workshop series aims to be a safe space for sharing stories and conversations where everybody's voice is heard and their experiences respected.

Originally from Mexico City, filmmaker and media artist Yunuen Perez Vertti moves between her first home, Burnaby, Houston, where she was based for 15 years, Mexico, her hometown, and India, her husband's home. An independent filmmaker with a global vision, Perez Vertti has been producing films for the past 20yrs.

Her 1st short documentary, "Aparajita" The undefeated was successfully screened at Tasveer Seattle South Asian Film Festival, Topanga Film Festival, and Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival.

Her passion for using art as a tool to bring the community together has led her to produced events like The Living Room Art in the Heights and, more recently, co-chairing the Stride Burnaby Art Festival's organizing committee. Yunuen is currently the community ambassador for the Burnaby Festival of Learning and an Artist in Residence in the schools via AIRS and ArtStarts. She also leads the stewardship committee of the Many Nations Mini Galleries project. Creating experiences where the community can engage with art in an uninhibited, innovative and unexpected way is Yunuen's current focus.

The workshop series aims to be a safe space for sharing stories and conversations where everybody's voice is heard and their experiences respected.