Louise Abbott, Photographer, Author, Filmmaker.
Louise Abbott is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She has concentrated on documenting the history and contemporary life of rural and indigenous communities in eastern Canada, and investigating environmental issues that affect these communities. Her books include The Coast Way, The French Shore, A Country So Wild and Grand, The Heart of the Farm, and Eeyou Istchee: Land of the Cree. Her films include The Pinnacle and the Poet, Giving Shelter, Crisscrossing Space and Time, and A Journey to Remember. Abbott is a partner in a multimedia production company called Rural Route Communications (www.ruralroutecommunications.com) and in an art gallery-cum-cultural centre called Studio Georgeville (www.studiogeorgeville.com).
At this, our first meeting of the 2010-2011 season, Louise Abbott will show her documentary film Giving Shelter: Barns of the Eastern Townships