Desire Amouzou

Desire Amouzou

Desiré Amouzou is a Photojournalist and Documentary Filmmaker. For over a decade Desiré worked as a Corporate Investigator in the private sector, specializing in Forensic Interviewing and Organized Crime Investigations. That was his bread and butter, and it still holds a special places in his heart. Never reluctant to jump back into the mix when needed. His first love however has always been Documentary Filmmaking and Investigative Journalisms. He has been mentored over the years, firstly in college by his Professor Deborah Angrave, TV and Documentary Producer and Educator, in learning story telling and narrative and developing a love of cinematography. In the field under the wing of Commercial Producer Dru Adams, And finally through his Interviewing mentors in the private sector as well as federal law enforcement whom shall remain anonymous due to the nature of their work. Growing up as part of a mixed race family, from an immigrant African father from New York and a British Okanagan Girl, he was made to feel any that he belonged, wherever he was. During his time in Africa and In Ontario and B.C., his unbiased upbringing has made him ever more appreciative of diversity in culture and keeps him remaining inquisitive, wanting to know more and ask questions. His parents taught him, that if you didn’t have anything good to say, don’t say it...unless you have to speak up. And though it’s been years since they’ve both passed away, Desiré still speaks up and ask questions, the hard ones and listens, and captures the film and photos that speak for those who can’t or won’t speak.
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Tiger Tiger: Profiling Ivon Shiva Naicker, Bollywood Hopeful and Male Model

It’s fresh out, and a full moon hides behind the clouds as Ivon Shiva Naicker, Bollywood Hopeful and up and coming model, starts walking over the Cambie street Bridge in Vancouver. He’s finished a shift at his day job, crossing t’s and dotting I’s, working as corporate security personnel. He’s still in work mode though, and as his day happened to end near the Cambie bridge he asks me if we can walk it. It’s a nice way to put the day behind you. As we start to cross onto the bridge, Ivan starts taking photos looking up at the sky and down at the inlet and cars and buildings below. “Vancouver Police!” He calls out and points at the VPD’s parking lot filled with Their stealth looking Dodge chargers. “You wanna be a cop Ivon? VPD?” I ask. At 22 years of age he also happens to be a black...
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