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Leslee Udwin

Assassin Films
Documentary filmmaker
London, UK

Leslee Udwin is an independent British filmmaker based in London.

No stranger to campaigning films which proved to be powerful tools for change, she produced “Who Bombed Birmingham” (starring John Hurt, for Granada/HBO) which directly led to the release of the ‘Birmingham Six’ after 17 years of wrongful imprisonment, as well as “Sitting Targets” (BBC Screen 2) which chronicled her real life struggles against Britain’s most notorious criminal landlord, during which she set a legal precedent in the High Court of England. 

Her feature films for her production company Assassin Films include award-winning films "West is West", "Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution" and "East is East" (which was awarded the BAFTA award for best British film as well as 35 other prestigious awards worldwide).  Leslee herself was awarded the London Critics’ Circle Producer of the Year Award.
Her first documentary and her debut as a director, "India's Daughter", was critically acclaimed around the globe, banned by the Indian Government, and provoked a global discussion about gender equality and violation of the rights of women and girls across the world. 

Leslee is currently advising the United Nations Human Rights Office on a global education mission (“Equality Studies Global Initiative”).

She was voted by the NY Times the No 2 Most Impactful Woman of 2015 (second to Hillary Clinton), and has been awarded the Swedish Anna Lindh Human Rights Prize (previously won by Madeleine Albright).


My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 9

21:15 CEST

Saturday, October 10

12:00 CEST