FIONA OTWAY has been making movies for fifteen years, working as a director, cinematographer, editor, producer, and media instructor. Her work is strongly influenced by a background in cultural anthropology, critical social theory, and experimental filmmaking and often explores themes related to globalization, community-based social change, and cultural identity. Fiona has been involved in several projects featured in top-tier film festivals and television broadcasts in multiple countries. She was awarded the first-ever prize for 'Best Documentary Editing' at Sundance Film Festival. In addition, one of her most recent editing projects won the Sundance Film Festival 'Grand Jury Prize'. Three of her editing projects have been nominated for an Academy Award. As a filmmaker, Fiona is committed to illuminating perspectives that are often under-represented in mainstream media and loves to craft nuanced, emotionally resonant stories about complex social issues.
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