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Stephen Gerard Kelly and Garry Keane
Myriam Sassine, Christian Beetz and Alison Toomey
In the Shadow of Beirut is a searing, cinematic portrait of modern-day Lebanon as seen through the eyes of four families living in the impoverished Sabra and Shatila neighbourhoods of the city.
Filmed over four years with unique access to the families within these largely no-go areas. In the Shadow of Beirut is marked by a deep intimacy with its subjects and a bold cinematic style, driven by emotive character-lead storytelling. Co-Director Stephen Gerard Kelly built up his relationship with the families at the centre of the film over a six-year period.
Produced by Belfast-based Cyprus Avenue Films. Co-produced by Beirut’s Abbout Productions, Republic of Ireland based Real Films and Berlin-based Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion. In association with HiddenLight.
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An emotive, intimate, feature-length portrait of Lyra Mckee – the remarkable young journalist murdered in Northern Ireland in 2019 after a life fearlessly committed to truth and justice.
The story is told through her own work and words. Made by her close friend, BAFTA award winning documentarian Alison Millar. Award winning editor, Chloe Lambourne interweaves past and present archive to allow audiences intimately into Lyra’s world.
Produced by Erica Starling Productions for Channel 4, in association with HiddenLight, TG4 and Northern Ireland Screen.
Tamana Ayazi and Marcel Mettelsiefen
Emmy Award winning film, In Her Hands, tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who at 26 became Afghanistan’s first female mayor and the youngest to ever hold the position.
The film documents her fight for survival against the backdrop of her country’s accelerated unravelling. As Western forces announce their retreat and the Taliban start their sweep back to power, Zarifa and women across the country face a new reality. Amid these tectonic changes, Zarifa must make the most difficult decision of her life.
Co-produced by HiddenLight, Propagate, and Moondogs.
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How Saba Kept Singing traces a remarkable journey revealing a touching firsthand account of how Saba, a Polish Jewish teenager, survived nearly three years in the camp. It illuminates his past as he travels with his grandson to Poland to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the camp’s liberation. The story is also brought to life through dynamic animation and David and Avi Wisnia’s music.
This film tells an uplifting story about faith, family and the power of discovery, proving love can grow and take hold in even the grimmest of places.
Produced by Retro Report, in association HiddenLight and Burnt Umber Productions.
Anna Chai, MJ Delaney, Amber Fares, Sally Freeman, Yu Gu, Joie Jacoby, Arlene Nelson and Cynthia Wade.
Based on The New York Times bestselling book, “Gutsy Women,” the eight-part series features intimate conversations with trailblazing women including Kim Kardashian, Meghan Thee Stallion, Jane Goodall, Gloria Steinem, Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and many more.
The docuseries follows Hillary and Chelsea as they embark on a thought-provoking journey to speak with pioneering women artists, activists, community leaders and everyday heroes who show us what it truly means to be gutsy.
Produced by HiddenLight, in association with Left/Right LLC.
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The series sees Patricia in conversation with some of the world’s most inspirational women as they reveal their “Just One Thing”; the single piece of advice that encapsulates the way that guest live their life, and offers some clues into how they have achieved their success.
Alongside Patricia is a star studded line-up of guests to speak candidly and openly on topical issues as identity, motherhood, success and fearlessness with the view to unlock the secrets and journey of self-discovery these inspirational women have been on. Based on the bestselling book of the same name, this series in-turn spotlights Patricia’s own personal journey from humble beginnings to making-it as a creator, being a mother and entrepreneur as she openly explores future career plans.
Produced by HiddenLight.