(SOME) OTHER WORK
Here are two seemingly unrelated facts: Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries when it comes to the effects of climate change. Around 30% of girls in Bangladesh are married before their 15th birthday. Hidden Connections is a 20 minute documentary (directed by Liz) revealing how these two facts are intertwined.
A co-production of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Participant Media, the video has had over 1.4 million views on Youtube. Check out the website and related content.
A series of online shorts about life inside CERN filmed between 2011 and 2013 - the most exciting time in particle physics in a generation. Directed by Liz Mermin in association with Films of Record and Crowhill Films, with support from the Science and Technology Facilities Council and Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board and Google. Series two premiered on The Intelligent Channel
POST-WAR MACHISMO: BE A MAN
More than 20 years after war left Bosnia scarred by violence and destruction, much of the generation born in the wake of that conflict has known little but struggle. Desperate and angry about their situation, many young men lash out violently and seek solace in drugs and alcohol. Post-war Machismo: Be a Man (directed by Liz) follows the journey of one Bosnian teen, Dragan, who turned his life around through the Be a Man club. An initiative aimed at teens living in post-war Balkan nations, Be a Man coaches young men to separate manhood and masculinity from violence, and find productive alternatives to anger and apathy. Winner of MY HERO RON KOVIC Peace Prize. Featured in AEON
WHAT BRITS LOVE
SERIES - ARTE
Liz directed two episodes of the comic-documentary series for Arte from BLTV, executive produced and presented by Ben Lewis. What Brits Love is a series of five 45 minute films, which explore imaginatively, adventurously and wittily what makes the Brits so different from other nations today. Ben Lewis travels across the length and breadth of Britain, from castles in Scotland, to sandwich factories in the Midlands, hat festivals in Dorset and fashion designers in London, and meets people from every class and culture in Britain in his quest to understand twenty-first century Britain. Liz’s episodes were on estate agents and the British sense of humour.
NO EXIT: JORDAN’S MOST VULNERABLE REFUGEES
Jayne Fleming is an extraordinary American lawyer who heads a group of volunteers seeking creative solutions to find safe permanent homes for the most vulnerable refugees in Jordan and Greece. Their clients include victims of torture incapacitated by trauma, children with life-threatening or degenerative illnesses, and victims of rape or gender-based violence. A poignant story from the Thomson Reuters Foundation (directed by Liz) about hope in the face of hopelessness. Read the full story here.