She is a British documentary film maker and cinematographer, well known for making films that highlight the plight of female victims of oppression or discrimination.
Longinotto has made more than 20 films, usually featuring inspiring women and girls at their core.
She’s delved into female genital mutilation in Kenya (The Day I Will Never Forget, 2002), women standing up to rapists in India (Pink Saris, 2010), and the story of Salma (2013), an Indian Muslim woman who smuggled poetry out to the world while locked up by her family for decades.
Sisters in Law, set in Kumba, Cameroon, won two prizes at Cannes in 2005.
She has received a number of international awards for her films over the years, including a BAFTA for her documentary Pink Saris.
Longinotto is an observational filmmaker.