Seven Generations offers comprehensive production and post-production services to international documentary productions. We have filmed in all corners of the globe and our footage has been featured on HBO, the CBC’s Nature of Things and The Fifth Estate, TVO’s Why Poverty Series, in a number of theatrical documentaries (TIFF, IDFA, Hot Docs) and on television news in Brazil, Venezuela, and the USA.
Seven Generations was established by Canadian documentarian Jason O’Hara, whose first feature documentary – State of Exception – documented the resistance against forced evictions in Rio de Janeiro before the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, and won five International festival awards. Jason’s MFA thesis film (Ryerson, 2013) – Rhythms of Resistance – about artists resisting against police brutality in the favelas of Rio has screened in festivals on four continents and received two international festival awards. In 2011, his first documentary short Demur recounted the suppression of civil liberties during Toronto’s G20 Summit, and was recipient of a Canadian Cinema Editors award, and audience award. In 2008, Jason created a series of participatory photography workshops with youth in favelas around several Brazilian cities for a project that won Brazil’s UN Millennium Development Goals Award. Jason’s work as cinematographer, sound recorder and editor have been featured on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, CBC’s Nature of Things, and The Fifth Estate, TVO’s Why Poverty Series, in a number of theatrical documentaries, and on television news in Brazil, Venezuela, and the USA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree and Minor in Music Technology from McGill University, and a MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University, where he was recipient of the Ryerson Gold Medal, “the University’s highest honor”. Jason has been teaching documentary production in Ryerson’s Documentary Media MFA Program since 2014.