• 40+ years of professional experience as a journalist, editor, adjunct professor, and documentary filmmaker.
  • Teaches journalism at Concordia University
  • Co-wrote the film Twice Upon a Garden


Donna Nebenzahl is a journalist, editor, professor and documentary filmmaker with more than 40 years of professional experience. Based in Montreal, Canada, she has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines in both Canada and the U.S., including The Montreal Gazette newspaper, where she was a full-time journalist for 27 years. Since 2008, she has worked as a freelance writer at the Montreal Gazette, written for Style At Home, Mindful.org and other publications, and is also an adjunct professor of journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Donna is a veteran editor and author of a book on activist women, Womankind: Faces of Change Around the World, published in 2003 by Raincoast Books. She is also a documentary filmmaker. Twice Upon a Garden, a film that she conceived, researched, and wrote, won the 2011 Audience Award at the International Festival of Films on Art. She is currently working on several other documentary film projects.


 Donna earned her bachelor's from McGill University in Montreal.