Chris Brooks

Chris Brookes is best known as an independent documentary maker who has crafted audio features for three decades. His productions have won many international awards including the Peabody Award and the Prix Italia. He has also directed documentaries for Canadian network television, is a published author and playwright, and has taught documentary storytelling at workshops in North America and Europe. Previously, he founded the Mummers Troupe Theatre of Newfoundland and pioneered the use of theatre as a vehicle for community development. Recently he has created self-guided walking tours for communities, available as smartphone apps, including Inside Outside Battery (St. John’s), The Bannerman Quartet (St. John’s), Stories of Resettlement (Arnolds Cove), and others.