Kelly Showker is a filmmaker, public speaker, and photographer focused on understanding violence and its impacts on society and individuals.
She is the Director and Producer of Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial, Etima, and The Trimesters of Female Aging, amongst over works. Showker holds an MFA in Documentary Media and a B.I.S. in Gender Studies and International Relations, as well as a post-graduate certificate in Public Relations.
Kelly grew up in the Shenandoah Valley in rural Virginia. From 2004 to 2011, she lived in Uganda, Cameroon, and South Africa. During that time served in the US Foreign Service with the U.S. Department of State and also worked with African filmmakers and activists to create positive change campaigns. She later worked in Washington DC at the State Department and at the US Consulate in Toronto, Canada.
Showker also serves on the board of the Appleseeds Foundation and Arts Accelerator in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
She has given talks and spoken on panels in Canada, Cameroon, and the United States on topics related to filmmaking, sexual assault, and gender-based violence.
Showker now resides with her partner and daughter in South Florida during the school year, and Toronto in the summer.