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Andrea Luka Zimmerman


Jarman Award-winning (2020) filmmaker, artist and cultural activist Andrea Luka Zimmerman researches and response to the histories of the under-represented. After moving to London in 1991 and studying at Central St. Martins College, she co-founded the experimental filmmaking collective ‘Vision Machine’ (2001) and began producing her tense documentary-style films notorious today. Her works showcase the difficulties around identity, relationships and co-existence in excluded communities. 

In a layering blend of non-fiction imagery, Zimmerman brings forward life’s complexities with compassionate care and her work has won multiple awards including ‘Here for Life’ (2019) receiving a world premiere and special mention in the Cineasti Del Presente international competition at the Locarno Film Festival, ‘Erase and Forget’ (2017) premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for the Original Documentary Award, ‘Estate, A Reverie’ (2015) was nominated Best Newcomer at the Grierson Awards and ‘Taskafa, Stories of the Street’ was written and voiced by the late John Berger (2013). Other works/exhibitions include ‘Shelter in Place’, Estuary Festival, Chalkwell Park, Southend-on-Sea (2021), ‘London Open’, Whitechapel Gallery (2018) and ‘Common Ground’, Spike Island (2017).