WomenCinemakers, Special Edition

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Women Cinemakers meets

Sabina England Lives and works in USA

"Deaf Brown Gurl" is a sign language poetry film written, performed, shot, edited and produced by Sabina England. Voice over and sound design work was designed by Micropixie, a woman musician and sound engineer from San Francisco. The film was shot in both India and USA.

An interview by Francis L. Quettier and Dora S. Tennant womencinemaker@berlin.com

Hello Sabina and welcome to WomenCinemakers: we would like to invite our readers to visit in order to get a wider idea about your artistic production and we would start this interview with a couple of questions about your background. You have a solid formal training and after having earned your B.A. inTheatre from University of Missouri, you nurtured

your education with a Certificate in Filmmaking, that you received from the prestigious London Film Academy: how did these experiences influence your evolution as an artist? Moreover, does your cultural background address your artistic research? I believe that taking classes and learning from these experienced professionals helped me learn a lot and gave me a good understanding of storytelling, writing, directing, editing, and acting. I also got to learn about history of world cinema and theatre, which is important. Because if you want to make a really good film or write an amazing play, it helps to look back