Meet filmmaker Brenda Davis, director of “Sister” premiering at Take One Action Film Festival this week.
Brenda Davis is Canadian, currently living in New York City. Brenda has over 20 years experience in various aspects of filmmaking. She has worked as a script supervisor, a script consultant, and extensively as a researcher. She is a member of the researchers organization FOCAL International. Brenda has made five short films for NGOs shot as a one-person crew. These projects are the foundation of Brenda’s filmmaking style: vérité documentary rooted in social activism. SISTER is her first feature documentary. We’ll discuss the ethics of filming with vulnerable people and social activist filmmaking.
About the film, Sister:
Lack of transport, communication, education and investment in healthcare mean that Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti have an average maternal mortality rate of one in forty women. With tenderness, incredible access and a real-life cast of heroes Sister tells the unheard story of three health workers from these countries, exploring how they and their colleagues find hope and meaning against all the odds. Following them through home visits, deliveries and moments of quiet reflection, their stories honour strategies and skills that demand greater understanding, appreciation and investment as a matter of urgency.
Entry Free – please RSVP here.
Take One Action film screenings of Sister:
Wed 26th September, 6pm
Yorkhill Hospital, MediCinema
Dalnair St, Glasgow G3 8SJ + director Q&A
Fri 28 September, 6pm
Edinburgh Filmhouse + director Q&A