Anita Doron was one of the youngest published poets of Ukraine and grew up in a family of high altitude mountaineers. At age 12, Anita’s first film – an environmentalist protest piece – raised the ire of the Soviet bureaucracy. Anita’s short films premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and were broadcast internationally. Her first feature, “The End of Silence” starring renowned Canadian singer Sarah Harmer won several best of festival awards and is distributed by Mongrel Media as part of the prestigious Festival Collection. Anita was one of the three directors behind the groundbreaking interactive feature “Late Fragment” – official selection of SXSW and Future of Cinema Salon at Cannes. Her second feature, “Europa, East”, a minimalist political drama set in Hungary premiered at the 2010 International Film Festival Rotterdam at three sold out screenings. Anita directs music videos for 235 Films and is in development on an interactive musical with the Canadian Film Centre and an adaptation of a novel set in the North West Territories. Currently she is in post-production on an Ontario Arts Council funded magic realism feature set in Mexico. In February 2010, Anita became a TED Fellow, recognizing her as a young world-changer and trailblazer who has shown unusual accomplishment and exceptional courage.