Joanna Lipper

Joanna Lipper is an award-winning filmmaker, author, photographer and lecturer. Based in London, she runs Vertumnus Productions. With a focus on socially relevant, transnational feminist themes and a commitment to creating authentic, ground-breaking roles for women onscreen, this company is at the cutting-edge when it comes to engaging global audiences with films that inspire timely and provocative conversations. Her most recent documentary, The Supreme Price, traced the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. The film received the Gucci Tribeca Spotlighting Women Documentary Award, was named Best Documentary at Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), and was nominated for a Grierson Award and an African Movie Academy Award. Lipper has a PhD in Women’s Studies and taught Using Film For Social Change at Harvard (2011-2015).