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Liliana Marinho De Sousa | May-August 2019

Liliana Marinho de Sousa is a documentary film director who lives in Berlin. After earning her degree in pedagogy, she worked for several years with refugees, disadvantaged young people and women. She first came to documentary film through short documentary films on social issues, which she shot as a media education specialist with adolescents and young adults from 2007 to 2011 at the Wuppertal Media Project. She then began a second degree at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences in design, media, and communication with a focus on documentary film. In 2014, during a one-year stay in Istanbul, Liliana Marinho de Sousa shot the full-length documentary The Art of Moving about Syrian video activists. The film has been shown at various international film festivals, including in Istanbul, Sofia, São Paulo, and Pristina, and she has received numerous awards, such as the prize for Best Documentary at the Dohuk International Film Festival 2017 and BBC Arabic Festival 2017.
Liliana Marinho de Sousa was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from May to August 2019.