Dr Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Andrea Luka Zimmerman is an award-winning filmmaker and cultural activist.
Andrea's films have been nominated and shortlisted for the Grierson Award, the Aesthetica Art Prize, the Golden Orange and the Jarman Award, among other prizes. She received the Artangel Open Award for her collaborative feature drama Cycle (2014) with Adrian Jackson (Cardboard Citizens). Her work explores the impact of globalisation, power structures, militarism and denied histories, with works such as Estate, a Reverie (2015), tracking the passing of the Haggerston Estate in East London and the utopian promise of social housing it once offered; and Taskafa, Stories of the Street (2013) on resistance and co-existence told through the lives of the street dogs of Istanbul and voiced by John Berger. Her forthcoming film Erase and Forget (2017) is an inquiry into the nature of human conscience and the limits of deniability. It premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Glashutte most original documentary award.
Zimmerman is co-founder of the artists' collective Fugitive Images, and a founding member of Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary The Look of Silence). She co-curated Real Estates at PEER, London (2015) with David Roberts (in association with LUX) as a social, discursive and imaginative space around issues of housing and social injustice; her first UK solo exhibition Common Ground was at Spike Island, Bristol (2017).
For further information, please visit Andrea Zimmerman's research profile.
Read an in-depth interview with Andrea.