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Interview: Film Director Beeban Kidron | reviews, news & interviews

Interview: Film Director Beeban Kidron

Interview: Film Director Beeban Kidron

The acclaimed director discusses her new documentary about sex workers in India

'People do not have proper witness to their lives and I am really interested so I start asking them questions'

It’s a fairly safe bet that when director Beeban Kidron made her first film, the documentary Carry Greenham Home (1983), she never envisaged that 20 years later she’d be directing a whopping great blockbuster about a Chardonnay-swigging young woman’s desperate quest to get a ring on her finger - Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004). But then Kidron’s career trajectory has never been predictable.

If your world is going to be either sex work or devadasi sex work, then devadasi is a better place to be

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Its interesting how female film-makers are criticised when they make feminist films and criticised when they make masculine films. Kidron is sticking to what she does best, films which show the honest contemporary lifes of women whether that be in bridget jones or in this documentary piece. Hiccup.x

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