Interested in: Freedom, Equality, Dignity, Racial inequality, Women's rights, Children's rights, No torture, Freedom of thought, conscience, religion, Equal pay for equal work, Helping those on the margins, or overlooked by the mainstream to tell their stories
Anita Doron was born in Transcarpathia, a little known land of nomadic ghosts, barley mush and apricot brandy. She was one of the youngest published poets in the former USSR and grew up in a family of high altitude mountaineers. At the age of 12, Anita’s first film - an environmental protest piece - raised the ire of Soviet bureaucracy and set her on a path to cinema.
Anita’s films have been exhibited at the Toronto International Film Festival, South By South West, The Future of Cinema Salon at Cannes, and at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Her latest feature film, The Lesser Blessed, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and received a Canadian Screen Awards nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay (she lost to Salman Rushdie). Anita has been invited to direct Sailor Girl for Markham Street Films and Immersion for Evanstone Films. She wrote the screenplay for the upcoming animated feature The Breadwinner, where Angelina Jolie serves as executive producer. Currently, Anita is working on a Paris-based, sci-fi fantasy graphic novel about the human microbiome and developing several new screenplays.