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Hey, I'm Barbara Ann !

Inviting the world to fall madly in love with films #DirectedbyWomen.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Brown Town

McAllen • Musical, Romantic Comedy

A loner beat boxer finds family in her college's South Asian acapella team.


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Hatched

Los Angeles • Drama

After a recent personal loss, one woman's grief turns to obsession as she searches for clues about missing children in a national forest.


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Miles Underwater

San Antonio • Drama, Family

13-year-old Miles is struggling to find where he belongs when an unusual event forces him to face his biggest fear and take a leap of faith.


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MOTHERSHIP, the documentary

Sacramento • Documentary, LGBTQ

A time capsule of millennial feminism taken from MOTHERSHIP, one of the few remaining women's festivals.


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Stallion of a Dream: California & the Camarillo White Horse

Ojai • Documentary, History

Before low-riders and hotrods, California was the birthplace of an endangered horse that became part of our California cultural identity.


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The NEW FREEDOM

Denver • Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.


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One Bird at a Time

Portland • Comedy, Drama

When do-gooder and lovable neurotic Julie strives to save the neediest and the craziest in the world, she has to start in her own backyard.


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Shield

New York • Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.


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Romance Analyst

New York • Comedy

A platonic love triangle between a woman, her best friend, and her therapist.


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Rendezvous in Chicago: Three Tales of Love in the Windy City

Chicago • Drama, Romantic Comedy

RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO is a short comedic feature comprised of three vignettes, each corresponding to the different phases of a relationship.


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Roots of Fire

Lafayette • Documentary, Music

The story behind a new generation of musicians keeping one of America’s last true cultures alive in the heart of Louisiana.


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Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York • Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.


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Talk to the Hands

Riverside • Comedy, Romance

When a couple is in love, different languages and cultures just fall on deaf ears, for real!


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2 WEEKS

New York • Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.


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Junie & Frank

New York • Comedy, Family

Frank's granddaughter, Junie, won't answer his calls. So he fibs a little.


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Tales From the Dancing Maenads

Austin • Thriller, Drama

An anthology series of short films exploring female archetypes in vintage style.


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Wise Gals

Boston • Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.


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The Atavist

Pittsfield • Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.


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Epiphany

Tarpon Springs • Drama, Family

A young girl struggles to create a relationship with her father after the death of her aunt who raised her.


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Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles • Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.


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Rainmaker

Missoula • Drama, Thriller

A young mother struggles with the demon of her eating disorder and the implication that it holds for her six-year-old daughter.


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The American Mistake

Nashville • Comedy, Shorts Program

A woman wakes up after a night of heavy drinking and, well, you know the rest. Or do you?


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Leia's Army

Silver Spring • Drama, LGBTQ

A family comes apart at the seams when a teenage girl attends the Women’s March without telling her Born Again Christian mom.


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Control

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A woman suffering from OCD tries to write a suicide note that takes into consideration every single loose end in her life.


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Lily 'N' Rose

Denver • Drama

Lily and Rose are best friends. When Rose abandons her, Lily flees into the wilderness, confronting something even more profound.


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Lady Parts Justice in The New World Order

Chicago • Comedy, Documentary

Lizz Winstead's band of Merry Pranksters defends reproductive rights in this documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ruth Leitman.


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Pay to Stay

New York • Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.


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Sylphvania Grove

New York • Adventure, Fantasy

A troubled girl follows a magical being into the woods where her fears take on fantastical forms.


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Butterflies

New York • Drama

Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.


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Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf

Baltimore • Experimental

In a surrealist take on a 1950s commercial, a housewife attempts to spice up her marriage by preparing a delicious meatloaf for dinner.


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Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles • Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.


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Hide and Seek

Washington • Drama, Sci-Fi

An indie rock musician turned stay-at-home dad makes an impulsive wish, propelling him into an alternate reality.


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Biophilia

Petaluma • Thriller, Shorts Program

When an animal dies under her watch, an isolated new farmer is pushed to prove her worth.


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HERE NOW

Los Angeles • Drama, Family

HERE NOW is a magical reality about the power of a parent’s love.


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The Fob and I: Season Two

Los Angeles • Comedy

A webseries about 2 Indians that are different.


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Devoti Tutti

Catania • Documentary

Saint Agatha of Catania was killed for resisting the advances of a Roman governor. Her story has always been told by men — until now.


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Pin Up! The Movie

Boulder • Documentary, Transmedia

Dangerous. Sexy. All American Girl.


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Black Kungfu Chick

Los Angeles • Action, Drama

Just an ordinary girl from South LA learns kungfu from her premed teacher to protect her community from local menaces in more ways than one.


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Inner U Diagnosed?

Bethany • Documentary

IUD horror stories flood social media with side-effect forums and self-removal videos raising concerns about the device's actual safety.


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ACID TEST (short film)

Houston • Drama, Family

A short film about dropping acid and going home to your parents! Trip alongside Jenny as her concert night turns into family absurdity.


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SHE SINGS TO THE STARS

Bristol • Drama, Mystery

The desert. A Native American grandmother. Her half-Mexican grandson. A white, aging magician. What's real? And who are the real magicians?


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The Camel's Back

Nairobi • Drama, Fantasy

A beautiful short film exploring what healing and letting go can mean for a 13 year old teenage girl struggling with growing pains.


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OMA

New York • Drama

To complete her thesis, a PhD candidate must get the Holocaust testimony of her estranged grandmother.


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Keep the Change

• Romantic Comedy

A young man struggling to hide his autism falls in love with a young woman who challenges his desire to appear ‘normal’.


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BRIDES TO BE

Seattle • LGBTQ, Thriller

The night before their wedding, two women battle sinister forces to save themselves, and each other.


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Ghost Light

New York • Comedy

Those that work backstage should never be seen or heard. . . until now.


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Girl Trip

Sacramento • Comedy, Horror

Best friends take a road trip that ends in bloodshed.


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Normal Valid Lives

Minneapolis • Documentary

One community's fight to accept and protect all kids.


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See You On the Other Side

Seattle • Romance, Sci-Fi

Love is a superpower.


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After Ever After

Los Angeles • Drama, Experimental

When is it too late to save a marriage that's been slowly bleeding to death for years?


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Of Dust and Bones

Santa Monica • Drama

A desert recluse is visited by her dead husband's best friend, who arrives with an unsettling agenda.


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Wedlocked

Los Angeles • LGBTQ, Satire

Not one to be held back by unfair legislation, Sydney outsmarts the web of laws keeping her tied down and unable to get divorced.


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The Light of The Moon

Brooklyn • Drama

After her world is irrevocably changed, a successful New York City architect struggles to regain intimacy and control in her life.


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Auld Lang Syne

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

An annual New Year’s Eve party becomes occasion for disaster as three couples' lives unravel spectacularly over the course of the evening.


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COLOURING BOOK PRODUCTIONS

Rochester • Documentary

Colouring Book Productions uses storytelling to make diversity normal. Help us "colour" outside of the lines.


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Sea of Fog

San Francisco • Drama, Romance

Strangers pass each other every day, unaware of what exists between them.


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"Slut: A Documentary Film"

• Documentary

Sharing personal stories to explore how we can work toward a world that embraces female sexuality and supports victims of sexual assault.


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To Mike

Savannah • Drama

Struggling to find her place, a recent college grad receives unprecedented encouragement from a young stranger she meets on a train.


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Between Colors

Fullerton • Drama

A young artist unexpectedly falls in love, losing sight of her dreams of becoming a painter.


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Ticketed

• Action, Comedy

A small town cop wishes for a little more action in her life, and action is exactly what she gets when a band of thugs come to town!


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Warne Marsh: An Improvised Life

Los Angeles • Documentary

A son seeks to elevate his father's musical legacy while discovering the man behind the music.


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Sleeping With Earrings On

New York • Drama, LGBTQ

Maggie’s marrying the woman of her dreams but will tension between her sisters ruin the day?


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Talking to the Air: The Horses of the Last Forbidden Kingdom

Los Angeles • Adventure, Documentary

Death-defying races are the Himalayan back-drop for man’s ancient spiritual bond with the horse.


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Headshots

Los Angeles • Action, Satire

When hitmen kidnap an aspiring actor, he must depend on the kindness of strangers who want him dead.


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Blackwell Summers Mysteries

New York • Action, Mystery

Ladies of Blackwell Summers Detective Agency puts suckas to shame and take them lames out the game!!


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Charlie & Poppy, A Short Film by Jennifer Potts

Manchester • Drama

A young boy cherishes his grandfather who, from a train station platform, creates magical moments.


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Son of Somerset Files

• Sci-Fi, Transmedia

After inheriting her grandfather’s UFO research, a young woman documents her investigation.


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Across The Tracks

Atlanta • Drama, Family

In 1960s GA, a young mixed girl decides to pass for white, a choice that follows her for many years.


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Finding Jenn's Voice

• Documentary

Homicide is the leading cause of death during pregnancy. But no one is talking about it. Until now.


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A New York Pair

New York • Romantic Comedy

What happens when Molly and Charles must decide between ambition and love in New York City?


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Cross

Los Angeles • Drama, Film-Noir

A young Filipino backyard boxer enters a Mexican fight ring in the San Fernando Valley.


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The Videoblogs

Brooklyn • Drama

A feature film about a lonely young woman who reaches out through The Screen.


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Take A Leap: South Africa

Columbia • Other

Take A Leap web series chronicles Black American expats that live abroad.


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Everybody Does It

• Comedy

A young woman searches for her own orgasm


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Directed by Women

• Global Celebration

Inviting the world to fall madly in love with & wildly celebrate women filmmakers & their films.


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Pushing Out Daisy

• Comedy, Drama


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Dead Saturday

Huntsville • Drama, Thriller

A misled band of youths believes they found a religious loophole for releasing their inner demons.


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Rewind: Play

Portland • Documentary

Playful exploration of adults who enjoy the simplicity of childhood revelry amidst grown-up pressure


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Arcadia Bay

Portland • Mystery, Sci-Fi

A pair of military scientists discover they are living inside a simulation and set out to learn why.


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Live a Little

New York • Comedy

An ambitious 9yr old must complete her bucket list since she expects to die by the end of the day.


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CongestedCat Shorts

New York • Drama, LGBTQ

Character-driven, stereotype breaking short films about loss from the creators of 'Kelsey.'


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Section II

• Film-related Business, LGBTQ

Netflix for Lesbians.


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The Dreamers

Chicago • Comedy, Drama

Six young artists working and creating their way post-graduation in the city of Chicago.


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There is a New World Somewhere

Los Angeles • Drama

A troubled woman is seduced by a stranger who takes her on a road trip through America's deep south.


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Time Signature

Brooklyn • Sci-Fi

Danielle meets her favorite guitarist, Astra, who reveals that she is a time-traveler.


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Sheila Scorned

Los Angeles • Satire, Shorts Program

A grindhouse short starring a quick-witted stripper who's out to get even with the men in her way.


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Kibuki: Spirits in Zanzibar

San Francisco • Documentary, Experimental

An cross-cultural experiment in possession, trance, and the meaning of healing. A poem film.


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Charlotte

Los Angeles • Drama

A drama about those moments of childhood that never leave us.


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TurtleDove Films

Austin • Film-related Business

If you're here for a follow back, we'd rather you follow "A Room Full of Nothing" - that is the only campaign we actively update.


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Panomundo

Los Angeles • Documentary

A documentary about the history of the steelpan and its influence around the world.


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The Devil's Violinist

Los Angeles • Drama

A violinist walks the line between beauty and pain as he repays his debt to the Devil.


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Eveningstar Cinema

Brunswick • Film-related Business

Save The Eveningstar Cinema


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No Le Digas a Nadie (Don't Tell Anyone)

Brooklyn • Documentary

An undocumented youth fights for herself, her mother and her community to come out of the shadows.


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Seed&Spark's Seed&Spark!

New York • Other

It's not about fundraising, it's about filmmaking! Join the movement to shape the future of film.


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The Louise Log (Season 3)

• Comedy

She's got a high-maintenance husband and an over-active inner voice.


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She Lights Up Well

Detroit • Comedy

A struggling actress moves home and directs a production to try and save the community theater.


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Stories of the Unconscious

Brooklyn • Experimental

A short film of nine surreal landscapes where animals speak, statues bleed and people seek purpose.


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Movies & Shows I Recommend

A loving father with a propensity for violence and his struggle to earn his family's trust.

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True Colours

2007

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A short film about women, Puerto Rico, and sexuality...

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Gabi

2012

 • Short

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What if a girl has a very private moment in a very public place?

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Downtown

2013

 • Short

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The ancient biblical story of Esther helped Jewish dissidents revolt against an oppressive regime.

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Pur

2013

 • Short

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Only in going home can you grasp what is lost.

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Sombras de Azul (Shades of Blue)

2013

 • Feature

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A struggling actress moves home and directs a production to try and save the community theater.

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She Lights Up Well

2014

 • Feature

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A Native American fishing couple negotiate the changing waters beneath them.

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80 to 90 ft

2014

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Farah tries to lose her virginity while on the 2004 campaign trail with her best friends.

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Farah Goes Bang

2015

 • Feature

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A woman from the future fights to protect her new identity from her old one.

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Movement and Location

2015

 • Feature

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Two Cousins. Both Indian. Very different.

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The FOB and I

2016

 • Series

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Meet the female construction workers in Burma building a rapidly changing nation.

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The Construct

2017

 • Short

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