History Culture Power
My training as a journalist compels me to set these humanistic portraits against a backdrop of historical, cultural and political context. Reductionist narratives are avoided as the story navigates accuracy and meaning, advocacy and aesthetics. As an optimist, I focus on solution-oriented stories driven by passionate individuals who strive for a better future in ways both big and small.
I am a woman filmmaker. I approach my art from a position of being an insider in the developing world and a peripheral voice in the developed world. As an artist, I work intuitively with the individuals whom I portray, and strive to create an intimate space that allows for mutual self-expression: me through my lens and the subject through their quirks, humor and dreams. Complex issues can be humanized this way, allowing the audience to connect with the individual's endeavor, grasp the stakes, and care for the issue.