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Donna Don is an Australian indie filmmaker, based in Dubai.

She has, at one time or another, studied at Armidale University, University of NSW, Manhattan Film Academy, Metro Screen, AFTRs and SAE Institute.

She began her film career in 2006 with Hello Dubai, a documentary challenging Western assumptions about the Middle East.

She now heads unmedicated productions and tries “to fight the good fight” whether it be a documentary as a vehicle for positive change, music videos celebrating the universal language of song or an animation like The Happy Planet Project taking a small step towards making the world a little healthier and our planet a little happier.

In 2012 she completed her short documentary on female film directors, Woman with a Movie Camera, featured on prestigious film industry blog Indiewire.

Donna has been conducting extensive research for her next film, a black comedy set in Australia and is heading to Sydney in September 2015 for a conference on feminism reflecting on Anne Summers’ book Damned Whores and God’s Police and is hoping to find the major issue of the lack of women behind the camera addressed.

Her appropriated motto is “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”

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