Rosa Rogers, Director
Rosa Rogers has directed a range of documentaries for leading UK broadcasters including Channel 4 and the BBC, which have been shown around the world. Prize-winning films include: The Greatest Show on Earth, the story of a deaf dancer who performs in the Rio Carnival; Dragon People, a young photographer’s journey through modern China; and Back to Bombay, in which a British Indian woman travels to India to meet her family for the first time. Rogers has twice been a finalist in the One World Media Awards with a single documentary on Gambia in the series World of Difference, and with three films on water, fairtrade, and child labour in the series Global Citizenship. In 2009, her documentary Bangladesh – Who Will Pay? as a prizewinner in the World Bank Film Competition.
Hilary Durman, Producer
Hilary Durman is director of Redbird, an independent production company set up in 1992. She has produced a range of documentaries, dramas, and features for BBC, Channel 4, and ITV, winning 3 BAFTAs, and awards from the Royal Television Society, One World Media, Prix Jeunesse, and the Japan Prize. In addition to Casablanca Calling and Pirates of Salé, she produced Special, a drama documentary about autistic teenagers; and Just a Girl from Koof, following the work of Fawzia Koofi in Afghanistan. Her first feature documentary, The Time of Their Lives (BBC Storyville/UKFC), focused on three extraordinary women of 100, and screened at Silverdocs, SXSW and Sheffield DocFest. Her recent documentary, Donor Unknown, premiered at DocFest and IDFA and won audience awards at Tribeca and Silverdocs.
Merieme Addou, Associate Producer