Jennifer Abbott is a Canadian director, editor, and documentary filmmaker who believes in the power of film to change the world. She is best known as one of the Directors and Editor of the widely acclaimed documentary, The Corporation (www.thecorporation.com), held over in theatres internationally, winner of 26 awards and credited as one of the films to inspire the Occupy Movement. Her previous work includes her first feature documentary A Cow at My Table (1998), winner of 6 awards, and the experimental short Skinned, shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Jennifer has taught at the Emily Carr University of Art & Design and was the Programming Director of Video Inn, Vancouver’s independent video artist-run centre. She now lives with her family on a permaculture farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia where she is starting both her next film and her second career – as an organic farmer.
Jennifer became involved with I AM after Tom watched The Corporation and invited her to come on board as Editor. Jennifer had an immediate connection with the subject matter of I AM, having explored many the film’s core ideas, beliefs and philosophy for many years. Using cloned media drives with those in LA and the internet to send files back and forth, she worked on I AM for two years in Canada, along with First Assistant Christine Stewart, 2nd Assistant Nick Middleton and Archival Researchers Paula Sawadsky and Meg Johnstone.