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Vanessa Engle is a British documentary filmmaker who has been making films for BBC Television since 1988. For the first fifteen years of her career, she made arts documentaries, including spending four years (1989–1993) working for BBC2's late night arts magazine programme, The Late Show. Her three-part series 'Britart', about Britain's Young British Artists, was commissioned for the launch of BBC4 in 2002 and was followed by another three-part series 'Art & the 60s' (2004), which had a tie-in exhibition at Tate Britain. Her film about Charles Saatchi launched the 'Imagine' strand on BBC1 in 2003. Over the last 15 years, she has been making authored social affairs documentaries on a wide range of subjects, often interrogating people's fundamental values and belief systems. She is best known for her three-part series: 'Lefties' (2006) about aspects of the extreme Left of British politics in the 1970s and 80s, 'Jews' (2008) about contemporary Anglo-Jewry, 'Women' (2010) about three generations of feminism, 'Money' (2011) exploring our relationship to money and its impact on our lives and 'Inside Harley Street' (2015) about our attitude to health. She also directed the single films 'Walking with Dogs' (2012), revealing the role dogs play in our emotional lives and 'Welcome to the World of Weight Loss' (2013) about slimming. Five of her projects have been shortlisted or nominated for Grierson Awards. Her 2015 film, 'Love You to Death: A Year of Domestic Violence', lists all the women in Britain killed in one calendar year by their male partner or ex-partner. It was nominated for the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2016 and shortlisted for the Grierson Award for Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme. Her 2017 film 'The Cult Next Door' told the story of a bizarre Maoist cult run by Aravindan Balakrishnan that existed in Brixton in South London for nearly 40 years. The film features interviews with two of the women who escaped from captivity in 2013 – Aisha Wahab, a Malaysian woman who had been with the sect since its inception and Katy Morgan-Davies, Balakrishnan's 30-year-old daughter, who had lived her entire life in captivity. In 2018, her documentary 'The Funeral Murders' on BBC Two revisited one of the most brutal chapters in the history of the conflict in Northern Ireland. 'The Funeral Murders' was shortlisted in the Best Single Documentary category in the 2018 Grierson awards and nominated in the Best Historical Documentary category. It was also shortlisted for the Best Documentary Award in the Broadcast Awards 2019. In November 2015, Engle received an Outstanding Contribution to Documentary award at the Aldeburgh Documentary Festival. Jews (2008), and Women (2010), have both been nominated for the Grierson Awards.
Películas y Series de TV
The Unbelievable Story of Carl Beech
La historia de Carl Beech, una antigua enfermera de Gloucester que afirmó que había sido abusado sexualmente por un grupo de hombres prominentes en los años 70 y 80.
The $50 Million Art Swindle
Michel Cohen, un gran comerciante de arte lleno de deudas, que engañó a sus clientes en más de 50 millones de dólares, el FBI no pudo encontrarlo, pero la cineasta Vanessa Engle lo convence de contar ...
The Funeral Murders
A new documentary by acclaimed film-maker Vanessa Engle, The Funeral Murders follows a dramatic and deadly series of events that took place at two funerals in Belfast in March 1988. Thirty years later...
Love You To Death: A Year of Domestic Violence
Documentary examining the violence inflicted by men on women every day, telling the stories of all the women who died at the hands of a male partner or ex-partner during one year.
Walking with Dogs: A Wonderland Special
This film, by acclaimed director Vanessa Engle, explores our remarkable relationship with dogs. Over a number of months in north London's Hampstead Heath, Engle approached people who were walking thei...