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Sara Jordenö is a documentary filmmaker, visual artist, researcher and educator, whose work resides in the intersection of site-specific and participatory art, ethnography and documentary cinema. Jordenö’s longitudinal projects often engage with groups and communities facing different types of marginalization. Part of an international network of filmmakers, academics and community-organizers working and thinking around hidden populations, Jordenö’s work is disseminated both in social sciences, contemporary art and film.
Jordenö is the director of the feature documentary KIKI, which premiered in the US documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016, and has since been shown in over 80 festivals on five continents. Jordenö was awarded the Teddy Award for Best Documentary Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights at Full Frame Documentary Festival, The German Queerscope Award and Outfest's Emerging Talent Award. KIKI had its theatrical release in Sweden by Folkets Bio in 2016, in the US by Sundance Selects/IFC in the spring of 2017 and in the UK by Picturehouse in the summer of 2017. Jordenö was a nominee for the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award.
Jordenö is the co-founder, together with Amber Horning, of FringeField, a platform for researchers, advocates and cultural producers inside and outside of academia who concern themselves with the promise of fieldwork and of inclusivity of a multitude of narratives of lived experience.
Jordenö's work has been written about in the New York Times, LA Times, LA Times Magazine, Modern Painters Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, The Atlantic, The Guardian, I-D and many others.
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For more information about the feature documentary KIKI, please visit kikimovie.com
For more information about FringeField, please visit fringefield.org