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Interview: Margaret Salmon

2018-11-12T12:59:49+01:00October, 2016|Interview|

Born in 1975 in Suffern, New York, Margaret Salmon lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. She creates filmic portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography. Focusing on individuals in their everyday habitats, her films capture the minutiae of daily life and [...]

Interview: Mania Akbari

2018-11-12T13:00:08+01:00October, 2016|Interview, The Long Read|

Mania Akbari is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, artist, writer, and actress. Her provocative, revolutionary and radical films were recently the subject of retrospectives at the BFI, London (2013), the DFI, Denmark (2014), Oldenburg International Film Festival, Germany (2014) and Cyprus Film Festival [...]

Interview: Julie Dash

2018-11-12T13:00:08+01:00October, 2016|Interview|

Julie Dash has been making films and television for four decades, and is part of the LA Rebellion generation of filmmakers. Her feature Daughters of the Dust (1991) was the first full-length film by an African-American woman with general theatrical release in the United States. Dash is the [...]

Interview: Shahrbanoo Sadat

2018-11-12T13:00:08+01:00October, 2016|Interview|

Shahrbanoo Sadat is a 20 year old Afghan woman, scriptwriter and director. She is based in Kabul. She studied documentary film-making at the “Atelier Varan Kabul” a French Workshop. Her first short fiction “Vice Versa One” was selected at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2011. [...]

Interview: Amy Merry

2018-11-12T13:00:08+01:00September, 2016|Interview|

Amy Merry is a film and television graphic designer, nominated for the Craft & Design Award for Best Titles, Royal Television Society, for her work with Yianni Papanicolaou on BBC Two's  THE HOUR, where she was also an art director. She has also worked [...]

Interview: Kelly O’Brien

2018-11-12T13:00:08+01:00July, 2016|Interview, The Long Read|

Kelly O'Brien is an independent filmmaker and mother of three who lives in Toronto. Her film “Softening” won the grand jury prize in the shorts competition at the 2013 DOC NYC festival and appeared in the New York Times online. She recently exhibited [...]

Interview: Joeli Brearley

2018-11-12T13:00:08+01:00July, 2016|Interview|

Joeli Brearley is founder of the project and campaign Pregnant Then Screwed, a place for women to tell their stories of pregnancy and maternity discrimination to expose this systemic problem and make a case for recognition, change and respect. She writes about [...]

Esther May Campbell: Heroes and Gods

2018-11-12T13:00:08+01:00June, 2016|The Long Read, Working in TV|

Men and women are different. Whether because of our genes or conditioning. We experience, at home and on the street, playground or onscreen, different qualities prized in females and males. Big cinema stories internationally exported most obviously in the superhero franchises, [...]

Interview: Maja Borg

2018-11-05T15:52:11+01:00June, 2016|Interview|

Maja Borg was born in Norrköping, Sweden, in 1982. She is an Artist and Film Director, additionally working as Director of Photography and Editor. In 2005, Borg’s ‘To She In Me’ was selected for the Culture Bound 7, East Wing Collection at [...]

Interview: Penny Woolcock

2018-11-05T15:50:58+01:00May, 2016|Interview|

Penny Woolcock is a writer and director with a background in radical theatre and the trade union movement. She has worked across film, television, radio, and live opera, and made both fiction films and documentaries. She is best known for the [...]