Lina Verchery

Lina Verchery

Divinity School
linaverchery [at] fas.harvard.edu

Lina Verchery is a French Canadian filmmaker and doctoral candidate in GSAS (Committee on the Study of Religion) specializing in modern Chinese Buddhist monasticism in China and the Chinese diaspora. She holds an M.Div. in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a B.A. Hon. in World Religions from McGill University. Lina’s films explore religious life, practice, and philosophy – as in her award-wining “The Trap” (National Film Board of Canada, 2008) and “In Ordinary Life” (Sensory Ethnography Lab 2013) – as well as experimental approaches to filmic representation, as in “South Bland Street” (Sensory Ethnography Lab 2013). Lina also has a longstanding interest in questions of migration, language, and identity, as highlighted in the award-winning “De midi à minuit” (2006) and several of her multiplatform, web-based, and interactive gallery installations (“Échos I & II” (NFB, 2012, 2014), “Ta parole est en jeu” (NFB, 2012), and “Argot électronique” (NFB, 2011).

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External Link: https://www.nfb.ca/film/trap