Sara Jordenö, born 1974 in Robertsfors, Sweden, is a NYC-based documentary filmmaker, visual artist, researcher and educator, whose projects often concern communities facing different types of marginalization. Her work is informed by discussions around authorship andagency, and resides in the crossing points of site-specific and participatory art and documentary cinema. Jordenö’s longitudinal projects often engage with a specific site or community. In the process of making these works, she has collaborated with (and at times shared authorship with) sociologists, activists, community organizers and members of the communities that she investigates. 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.
Her feature documentary KIKI, which premiered in the US documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016, has since been shown in over 60 festivals on five continents. KIKI, which is co-written with community leader Twiggy Pucci Garcon and produced by Story and Hard Working Movies, 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, among other awards. KIKI will have a theatrical release in the US in the spring of 2017 by Sundance Selects/IFC. For KIKI, Jordenö is a nominee for the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award. In 2016 she was named by Variety and EFP as one of "Ten Women Filmmakers to Watch."
For information about the KIKI, please visit kikimovie.com