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Kim Longinotto, one of the foremost documentary filmmakers working today, is best known for filming women’s stories in an observational style. She has worked around the world in countries including Japan, Iran, Africa, India and the UK. Her films include Rough Aunties (2009), which won a World Cinema Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (2007), Sisters in Law (2005), which won the Prix Art et Essai at the Cannes Film Festival, and Divorce Iranian Style, which won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award (BAFTA). Her work was the subject of a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, in 2009. She teaches at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, UK, and lives in London.
Filming a Poet in Her Village
When Salma was 13 years old her family shut her away, forbidding her to study and forcing her into marriage. She began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper and sneaking them out of the house. In this book, Salma and acclaimed documentarian Kim Longinotto portray an extraordinary life and the challenges of capturing it on film. More