Voiced by Academy award winning actress Tilda Swinton, the film tells the story of Gertrude Bell, sometimes called the female Lawrence of Arabia - British spy, explorer and political powerhouse who helped draw the borders of Iraq.
DIRECTOR: SABINE KRAYENBÜHL
Sabine Krayenbühl is an award winning editor with over 20 theatrical documentaries and narrative features to her credit, many of which have premiered at prestigious festivals around the world. Her work includes Oscar and Independent Spirit Award nominated My Architect for which she received an American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Award nomination. Other credits include Mad Hot Ballroom, one of the top twenty highest grossing documentaries, The Bridge produced by IFC, Picasso and Braque go to the Movies, produced by Martin Scorsese, Virgin Tales, Ahead of Time, Jennifer Fox’s Emmy nominated My Reincarnation, Salinger on which she consulted and most recently Eric Steel’s Kiss the Water, co-produced by BBC Films. Krayenbühl has a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a long-term member of New York Women in Film and Television.
DIRECTOR: SZEVA OELBAUM
Zeva Oelbaum is an award winning producer and photographer. She recently produced Ahead of Time, a feature length documentary about centenarian journalist Ruth Gruber which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before garnering six Best Documentary awards. The film opened theatrically across the U.S. and was broadcast on Showtime Channel. Oelbaum was also executive producer of the feature documentary, Rene and I. She comes to film from a career as a still photographer and her work has been extensively published in periodicals such as
Writer & Director Sabine Krayenbühl, Zeva Oelbaum
Editor Sabine Krayenbühl
Cinematography Gary Clarke, Petr Hlinomaz
Music Paul Cantelon
Cast Ammar Haj Ahmad, Adam Astill, Tom Chadbon
Source Rise and Shine