Conestoga College Broadcast Journalism student directs Local Ladies documentary on six female entrepreneurs

Conestoga College


The director of a documentary film focusing on six women leading entrepreneurship in Guelph says she is excited for the upcoming screening to share their stories.

Katie Green spent months documenting the working life of six Guelph women during the summer break between year one and two of her Broadcast Journalism program at Conestoga College to create the film, titled Local Ladies.

“I was taking 7 a.m. trains back and forth for shooting interviews and then coming back (to Kitchener) to work my job. It ended up being long days, but worth it,” said Green.

Last year, Green produced about 20 video profiles of Guelph women in entrepreneurship and posted them online.

This year, she decided to concentrate on six women, creating an almost feature-length doc on their working lives.

To call Green the film’s director is a gross understatement. Writing, filming and editing the documentary were among the many roles she took on for the project.

“It’s been a complete one-woman show, which is a lot of work but also a lot of fun,” she said.

Green said she is excited for the live screening of the film and sharing it with the public and especially to the women she has profiled.

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