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.
Prior to filmmaking, Showker worked for the U.S. Department of State in Uganda,
Canada, South Africa, and Cameroon, where she worked with activists and women’s organizations on issues involving women and the judicial system, and on anti-corruption policies.
Showker also lead a women’s technology initiative in Kampala, Uganda, and serves on the board of the Appleseeds Foundation.
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.
Originally from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Showker now resides with her partner and daughter in South Florida during the school year, and Toronto in the summer.