Suzanne Cohen is a filmmaker/educator with a background in producing documentary and animation for web and broadcast. She was recently awarded Into Film Educator of the Year for delivering innovative and socially aware participatory film projects with young people at Camden Summer University.
You can discover more about Suzanne's experience and teaching in her introduction to documentary techniques, The Power of Documentary.
Suzanne is passionate about working with marginalised groups to change public perceptions. Her documentary ‘Beautiful Sentence’ about an inspirational poet working in a women’s prison has been shown at the House of Commons as well as on TV, festivals and conferences around the world. A separate animated film made with women in the prison ‘You can be my Friend’ won a Koestler Trust Platinum Award.
She has facilitated a number of exciting live briefs with London Metropolitan University students as part of their coursework including ‘Why I had an FGC’ a documentary for the UK Social Services using the real voices of vulnerable young people to persuade others to have family group conferencing (an intervention for youths on the child protection register or on the verge of offending).
Suzanne curates and organises film events including the Camden Young People’s Film Festival at the British Museum, The London Met Media Show and Participatory Films in Action.
You can view Suzanne’s film projects on her website: