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.

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The Ark: Survival of the FittestThe Ark: Survival of the Fittest

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.

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The ArborThe Arbor

Biopic201090 minsDirector: Clio Barnard

Clio Barnard's film about Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar mixes reconstruction, interviews (performed by actors) and scenes from the plays.

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Documentary202293 minsDirector: Sonita Gale

This powerful BAFTA recognised documentary explores the personal stories of those affected by the UK's ‘hostile environment’ policies.

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Orion: The Man Who Would Be KingOrion: The Man Who Would Be King

Biopic201586 minsDirector: Jeanie Finlay

The rollercoaster rise and tragic fall of the mystery masked man with the voice of a legend.

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I'm British But...I'm British But...

Documentary198929 minsDirector: Gurinder Chadha

Britain beats to the sound of Bhangra and Bangla in Gurinder Chadha's debut film.

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Shinjuku BoysShinjuku Boys

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.

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Divorce Iranian StyleDivorce Iranian Style

Documentary199876 minsDirector: Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Kim Longinotto’s observational documentary delves into Iran’s difficult and one-sided divorce process.

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Being BlackerBeing Blacker

Documentary201889 minsDirector: Molly Dineen

Molly Dineen’s acclaimed documentary about renowned Brixton-based music producer Blacker Dread.

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The Lie of the LandThe Lie of the Land

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.

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The Great Hip Hop HoaxThe Great Hip Hop Hoax

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.

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Sound It OutSound It Out

Documentary201175 minsDirector: Jeanie Finlay

Jeanie Finlay's elegaic account of the very last record shop in Teesside, UK.

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Documentary198257 minsDirector: Kim Longinotto and Lizzie Lemon

Racism, glue-sniffing, petty theft and promiscuity - Coventry teenagers at play.

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Molly Dineen

Collecting together the work of one of Britain's most acclaimed contemporary documentary filmmakers.