Shelley Cook is a gifted camera woman and an internationally exhibited interdisciplinary artist, producing films, performances and installation artworks. She sees documentary film making as cultural activism. Cook is presently developing a series of bilingual documentaries regarding performance art and political activism in Latin America. In the past, she traveled to India, Mexico and South Dakota working on a film about a group of environmental activists called the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. She has lived in México for many months at a time working in the indigenous Zapatista community of Chiapas. Her past works have been funded by the National Endowments for the Arts the National Institute of Fine Arts, INBA, in Mexico, the National Fund for the Arts and The California Arts Council.
Cook is also an arts educator, whose teaching emphasizes art and performance for social change. She has served as a full time instructor at the university level as well as designed and taught media arts programs for San Francisco public schools.
Shelley Cook is also a movement therapist and massage therapist.
She is a community event organizer creating music/art/spirituality-based gatherings, fund-raising for International Answer and other organizations.
Link for some of her recent camera work –
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To see the work of her some of young students, please see video “ Autumn 2005 Life frames” at HYPERLINK "(website hidden)_home.html" (website hidden)_home.html
You may contact Shelley Cook directly at (email hidden),
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