Highly regarded documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto will be taking part in an InSight Q&A and a screening of her film Rough Aunties in association with UCL from 18.30-21.00, Thursday 21st January.
This is the start of a regular series of free Q&As featuring significant filmmakers from film & TV. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Kim Longinotto in the subject line.
Although the Q&A is free you have the opportunity to give a voluntary donation of £3.00 on the night to help us cover the expenses incurred at the event.
Kim Longinotto Q&A & Screening of Rough Aunties
Thursday 21st January, 18.30-21.00, UCL, Free
Fearless, feisty and resolute, the “Rough Aunties” are a remarkable group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa.
This documentary by internationally acclaimed director Kim Longinotto (SISTERS IN LAW, DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE) follows the outspoken, multiracial cadre of Thuli, Mildred, Sdudla, Eureka and Jackie, as they wage a daily battle against systemic apathy, corruption, and greed to help the most vulnerable and disenfranchised of their communities.
Internationally acclaimed director Kim Longinotto is one of the pre-eminent documentary filmmakers working today, renowned for creating extraordinary human portraits and tackling controversial topics with sensitivity and compassion. Longinotto’s films have won international acclaim and dozens of premiere awards at festivals worldwide, including the World Cinema Jury Prize in Documentary at Sundance for ROUGH AUNTIES.
Highlights include perhaps one of her best known works, SISTERS IN LAW (2005), winner of a 2008 Peabody Award and two Cannes awards, including the Cannes Prix art et Essai Award; THE DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET (2003), which won the Amnesty International DOEN Award at IDFA and Best Doc UK Spotlight at Hot Docs; the recent HOLD ME TIGHT, LET ME GO (2007), winner of the Special Jury Prize at the International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam (IDFA); The BAFTA Award-winning DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE (1998); DREAM GIRLS (1993), winner of Best Documentary at Films de Femmes, Creteil; and SHINJUKU BOYS (1995), winner for Outstanding Documentary at the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
Source: Women Make Movies