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.
Documentary199358 minsDirector: Molly Dineen
Molly Dineen reveals the inner workings of London Zoo as the institution is rocked by uncertainty and change in the first in a BAFTA-winning series of four films.
Biopic201090 minsDirector: Clio Barnard
Clio Barnard's film about Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar mixes reconstruction, interviews (performed by actors) and scenes from the plays.
Documentary202293 minsDirector: Sonita Gale
This powerful BAFTA recognised documentary explores the personal stories of those affected by the UK's ‘hostile environment’ policies.
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 and Jano Williams
Tender fly-on-the-wall documentary depicting the daily lives of three Japanese 'onnabe' who work as hosts in a Tokyo nightclub.
Documentary199876 minsDirector: Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Kim Longinotto’s observational documentary delves into Iran’s difficult and one-sided divorce process.
Documentary200775 minsDirector: Molly Dineen
As the country clamours for a ban on fox hunting, acclaimed British documentarian Molly Dineen uncovers the unpleasant truths of life in the British countryside in this BAFTA-winning film.
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.