Gender in Documentary film

Roundtable
16 November 2020 - 4:30PM to 5:30PM

An Indonesian nanny for a Dutch family.  A gay Roma traveller in a small town in Sweden. What dilemmas do they face? Where do they belong? What does family mean to them? How does our gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity influence our perspective and experiences? And what are the challenges for filmmakers who try to give a voice to a group that has mostly been invisible?

Participants:
Ida Persson Lännerberg, director, Lindy: Return of the Little Light
Sandra Beerends, director, They Call Me Babu

Moderator: Rita Béres-Deák, cultural anthropologist, gender researcher, activist

The discussion is in English. 

Participant(s): 
Ida Persson Lännerberg

Ida Persson Lännerberg, director and journalist from Malmö, Sweden, studied journalism twenty years ago and has worked as a storyteller since then, mostly for SVT (The Swedish public service television company). The director of the documentary Lindy the Return of Little Light – winner of Best New Nordic Voice at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2019 – a story about identity, shame and finding the courage to stand up for oneself. (And also about superheroes).

Sandra Beerends
Director

Sandra Beerends is a script editor, creative producer and writer/director who works for the Dutch broadcaster, NTR. She also runs her own company, Beruang. Her work includes script-editing for Kauwboy (2012) and In Blue (2018), and writing Arigato (2012). They Call Me Babu is her directorial debut in documentary film.