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British director and filmmaker Kim Longinotto has just been announced the patron of Reykjavík Shorts & Docs Festival, held in Reykjavík, Iceland 6-9th of May. Longinotto has won numerous awards and nominations for her documentaries throughout her career that spans more than 35 years. In collaboration with Women Make Movies there will be a retrospective at the film festival of Kim’s films from various times in her career. In her filmmaking Longinotto has put a special emphasis on human rights and women´s stories, often telling stories of women in Africa, Middle-East and Asia. Some of her most known films include; Pink Saris (2010), Rough Aunties (2009), Hold me tight, let me go (2007), Sisters in Law (2005), The day I will never forget (2002), Runaway 2001, Gaea girls (2000), Divorce Iranian Style (1998), Shinjuku boys (1995), Dream girls (1993), The Good Wife of Tokyo (1992), Hidden Faces (1990), Eat the kimono (1989), Theatre Girls (1978), Pride of place (1976).
Video on Demand website Realeyz.tv has eight films by Longinotto all available for streaming and downloading. These are Hidden Faces, Runaway, Shinjuku boys, Dream Girls, Hold Me Tight Let Me Go, Divorce Iranian Style, Sisters in Law and The Day I will Never Forget. Following is the trailer for Pink Saris. The stills with this post are all from Kim´s films, / Women make Movies.