Magazine article Screen International

Kim Longinotto to Receive BBC Grierson Trustees' Award

Magazine article Screen International

Kim Longinotto to Receive BBC Grierson Trustees' Award

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Kim Longinotto has been named the 2015 recipient of the BBC Grierson Trustees' Award.

The documentary filmmaker is known for titles including Sisters In Law, which won the CICEA award at Cannes in 2005, Pink Saris and latest release Dreamcatcher, which won the Directing Award at Sundance in January.

Announcing the award, a statement from The Grierson Trust described Longinotto as: "the creator of numerous groundbreaking films which focus on and explore the lives of women across the globe,. Throughout her career she has consistently given voice to those who have no voice living in some of the world's most repressive and hostile societies.

Previous winners of the honour include John Battsek, Kevin Macdonald, Alex Graham, John Pilger, Penny Woolcock, Norma Percy, Paul Watson, Mike Salisbury, Nick Fraser, Jonathan Gili, Molly Dineen and Sir David Attenborough.

Grierson Trust chairman Lorraine Heggessey said: "Kim is a filmmaker like no other. …

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