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Leah Borromeo

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Quick Facts
Birth year
1979
Tags
film, documentary, journalism mixed-media, video-art, surrealism, modern, photography, digital, graffiti/street-art, exhibition/performance
Statement

Journalist and filmmaker Leah Borromeo has a unique skillset. Once a deputy foreign editor at Sky News with nearly a decade’s experience in television news, an incident with a tank and a bra at a G20 protest launched her into making films on arts, politics, civil liberties and human rights. She sees journalism as a creative art and combines artistic processes with solid journalistic skills and alightness of touch to extract new angles and emotions around a narrative. By believing a good story can change the world, Leah fearlessly bridges a fierce sense of social justice with political activism and wry poignancy.

 

For films made for Channel 4's short form arts strand "Random Acts", Leah serves as the segue between the audience and her arts activist friends. She offers unique access to their process and actions in the hopes of exciting and inspiring viewers to challenge power structures in creative ways. 

 

In addition to her radio show for Resonance FM, she writes and makes films for a host of human rights and free speech NGOs, is embarking on her first feature length documentary on Indian cotton farmer suicides and collaborates with a range of established political artists to use film and journalism to find deeper contexts between their work and the world around them.