Longinotto is renowned as a purveyor of cinéma vérité and lauded by critics for her sensitive treatment of groundbreaking subject matter, and rarely seen perspectives from around the globe. Longinotto will share clips, documentary techniques, working experiences, as well as craft and process from her 30+ year career as a documentarian. She will talk about the difficulties of filming in foreign countries and cultures, about the ethics of documentary filmmaking, and her relationship to her subjects.
Longinotto’s recent works include Rough Aunties (2008), an inspirational film about women-led social change in post-apartheid South Africa, which won the Sundance World Cinema Jury Prize in Documentary this year and was broadcast on HBO in 2010, and Pink Sarris (2010) which documents the life of the Indian political activvist Sampat Pal. The result is “a multilayered, psychologically complex portrait.” – Variety. http://www.levisport.hu/?p=8374 Buy