Kim LonginottoFilmmaker Kim Longinotto has long been a highly respected and acclaimed documentarian in her native Britain. Her films, including Sisters in Law, Divorce, Iranian Style and Rough Aunties, have won awards at the Cannes, Sundance, Hot Docs and IDFA film festivals, as well as BAFTA and Peabody awards. This summer, Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go will air on POV on July 28th.

We’re thrilled to see that Kim is now getting some very well deserved attention on this side of the Atlantic, including a full retrospective of her work at the Museum of Modern Art in May.

Kim is also teaching a master class on documentary filmmaking on May 9th at DCTV! The event is co-presented by Women Make Movies and DocuClub. Kim will share clips, documentary techniques, working experiences, and craft and process from her 30+ year career as a documentarians. She will also talk about the challenges of filming in foreign countries and cultures, about the ethics of documentary filmmaking and her relationship to her subjects.

Don’t miss the chance to hear from one of documentary film’s most accomplished voices.
Here are the details for the event:

Saturday, May 9, 2009, 1-4 p.m.
$50 for DocuClub members and members NYWIFT, DCTV and Women Make Movies
$75 for everyone else
Location: DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, 3rd Fl Studio?
RSVP to fsprogram[at] or 212.925.0606 x.302

Watch a trailer for Kim’s Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go, which airs on POV on July 8, 2009:

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Former POVer Ruiyan Xu worked on developing and producing materials for POV's website. Before coming to POV, she worked in the Interactive and Broadband department at Channel Thirteen/WNET. Ruiyan was born in Shanghai and graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media.