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Louise Orton

Location:
Ukraine
Languages:
English, French
Issues:
Climate Change, LGBTQIA+, Refugee Crisis and Immigration, Aging, Human Rights
Expertise:
Impact Producing, Impact Strategist/Advisor, Campaign Implementation, Alternative Distribution
Cultural/racial identity:
White British
Self identification:
Woman

Bio

Louise Orton is a freelance shooting producer/director and communications, media and campaign specialist, with a focus on human rights and international development. Louise filmed, produced and directed a documentary on a human rights activist in Western Sahara and also developed an impact campaign for this film. She has made several short films for the BBC, Guardian and international NGOs. These films have covered the medical brain drain in Sri Lanka; domestic violence, indigenous people’s land rights and religious conflict in the Philippines; climate change in Bangladesh, food crisis and drought in Burkina Faso and land rights in Bolivia. More recently, Louise has gained experience working remotely with filmmakers from Sierra Leone, Mongolia, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Pakistan and Ukraine producing films on mining, natural disasters and climate change and ageing. Louise is trained as a journalist and has over 20 years experience working in communications, media and campaigns for international NGOs and developing and leading on media and communications strategies. She has worked as a staff member and consultant for numerous NGOs, including Amnesty International, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief, HelpAge International and the Disasters Emergency Committee. For Amnesty International, Louise played a key role in developing the global IWelcome refugee campaign. Louise is currently volunteering with a group of asylum seekers in London and is developing a film and impact campaign to challenge people’s mindsets about refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.