The Camera is Ours: Britain's Women Documentary Makers
Contemporary women documentarians tell a vibrant story.
A selection of contemporary features that are at the heart of the BFI’s project to raise the visibility of the women who’ve been making documentaries for almost 100 years. These are works that reveal the impact of war on families, examine housing conditions, expose barriers against inclusive societies: both then and now there are women on the frontline, telling stories.
Documentary201191 minsDirector: Carol Morley
The power of kinship is explored in Carol Morley’s drama-documentary, drawn from real life and resonant with the way we live now.
Documentary201388 minsDirector: Jeanie Finlay
The documentary that takes you inside the masterplan that convinced the whole music industry that two students from Dundee were the next big thing in Hip-Hop.
Documentary201586 minsDirector: Jeanie Finlay
The rollercoaster rise and tragic fall of the mystery masked man with the voice of a legend.
Documentary199554 minsDirector: Kim Longinotto
Tender fly-on-the-wall documentary depicting the daily lives of three Japanese 'onnabe' who work as host in a Tokyo nightclub
Documentary199876 minsDirector: Kim Longinotto
Kim Longinotto’s observational documentary delves into Iran’s difficult and one-sided divorce process.
Biopic201090 minsDirector: Clio Barnard
Clio Barnard's film about Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar mixes reconstruction, interviews (performed by actors) and scenes from the plays.
Documentary201691 minsDirector: Sabine Krayenbühl
Tilda Swinton narrates the extraordinary journey of Gertrude Bell, a singular woman who played a significant – often unrecognised – role in British imperial policy making in Iraq.