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Female Filmmakers: Non-fiction
Iris Wakulenko, London College of Communication


International Women’s Day is the best global celebration of the achievements of women. Women still face significant discrimination in wider society, and the cultural sector have a vital role to play in advancing women’s equality. This playlist celebrates the work of women in film and television as directors, producers, and presenters. UK documentary filmmakers like pioneer directors Ruby Grierson, Kim Longinotto, Leslee Udwin, Molly Dineen, Havana Marking, Zana Briski, Clio Barnard and others are included here, along with presenters such as Brenda Emmanus, Mary Beard and Amanda Foreman. Pakistani journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is represented along with the work of internationally renowned documentary directors Agnes Varda, Laura Poitras, Sarah Polley, Barbara Koppel, Kirsten Johnson and many others.


Iris Wakulenko, London College of Communication


  • Film studies
  • TV studies
  • Feminist studies
  • Documentary film studies


Women directors, women producers, women presenters

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