DIANA HELLSON, DIRECTOR
Diana Hellson (b. 1992) is a hip hop and R&B artist and filmmaker who focuses on racism, stereotypes against the indigenous population and misogyny. She belongs to the Siksika Nation, but also has roots in Saint Lucia, among other places, which is why she was exposed to racist hostility in her childhood. Therefore, she started to enlighten her classmates while still at school.
Since 2012, she has had the stage name Mamarudegyal MTHC, under which she has quickly made a name for herself in the Vancouver hip hop scene in particular and has won several awards.
In 2015 she founded the multimedia group Rudegang Entertainment. She has been active as a filmmaker since one year later, producing music videos in particular, but also documentaries and corporate films.
She is the director of the film accompanying the exhibition “Let Them Speak! Comments from British Columbia, Canada”, which can currently be seen in the Weltkulturen Labor.
This project has been developed as a cooperation between Markus Lindner (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) and Mona Suhrbier (Weltkulturen Museum). It is part of the culture program related to Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020/2021 and is supported by Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.