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(L-R) Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi

From filmmaker Kim Longinotto:

Her hopes for SISTERS IN LAW:

I just hope that people will love the women in the film and feel moved by their stories.

Her three favorite films:

I’ve just seen Lives of Others. I thought it was so tragic but also so life-affirming.

Her most inspirational food for making independent film:

If you mean metaphorical food, then watching films that really resonate.


Kim Longinotto
Producer/Co-Director/Director of Photography

Kim Longinotto's films have won international acclaim and dozens of premiere awards at festivals worldwide. Highlights include the Amnesty International DOEN Award at IDFA and Best Doc UK Spotlight at Hot Docs for The Day I Will Never Forget; the Grand Prize for Best Documentary San Francisco International Film Festival and Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival for Divorce Iranian Style; Best Documentary at Films de Femmes, Créteil for Dream Girls; and Outstanding Documentary at the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival for Shinjuku Boys.

Longinotto studied camera and directing at England's National Film School. In 1986, she co-founded the production company Twentieth Century Vixen with Claire Hunt. Together they made a number of films, including Fireraiser, Eat the Kimono and Hidden Faces.

Florence Ayisi

Florence Ayisi studied producing and directing at the Northern School of Film and Television in Leeds, England. She co-directed the documentary Reflections, about a black British dancer-choreographer in Cardiff in 2003. She has just completed a short film, My Mother: Isange to mark International Women’s Day 2005. She teaches practice-based research at the International Film School Wales, University of Wales, Newport.

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