Meet the international female filmmakers of NZIFF 2018

Posted Wednesday 18 Jul 2018

We're glad to see a strong female representation on the list of visiting filmmakers at this year's NZIFF. As well as Debra Granik (see item above), the list of those offering a couple of post-screening Q&A sessions includes:

Tina Brown, who will travel from New York to present her documentary United Skates which delves into the vitality of roller-skating rinks to Hip-Hop culture and the battle African American communities are fighting to fend off the property developers.

Sari Braithwaite presents her first feature-length experimental work [CENSORED]: the film is the result of months surveying thousands of 'celluloid scraps' excised by censors and stored in the National Archives of Australia between 1958-1971.

Gabrielle Brady, an Australian filmmaker specialising in documentary and hybrid films, will present her first feature Island of the Hungry Ghosts, which focuses on Christmas Island's refugee detention centre and the surrounding eco-system.

H�l�ne Cattet and Bruno Forzani from Belgium will present their new feature Let the Corpses Tan as part of the Incredibly Strange programme.

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IMAGE/ a still from United Skates