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Marsha Emerman

Marsha is a documentary producer, director, writer and researcher with over twenty-five years’ experience. Her film CHILDREN OF THE CROCODILE, a personal history of East Timor, was broadcast on SBS, screened in cinemas, and showed in festivals around the world. It won Best Documentary at Toronto’s Inside Out Film Festival, Award of Excellence at Through Her Eyes Film Festival, and was featured in a major exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Other directing and producing credits include Lihok Pilipina, about women in the Philippines and Intersections, about new migrants to Australia.

In the USA, Marsha gained a Master's Degree in Cinema Studies from San Francisco State University and worked on such classic films as DARK CIRCLE, THE DAY AFTER TRINITY and THE FALL OF THE I-HOTEL. Since migrating to Australia in 1989, she has taught documentary filmmaking at the VCA School of Film & TV, Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and other universities. Her 'Women and Documentary Film' class, and expert knowledge of women's contribution to documentary, have led to visiting lectureships at the University of Oregon and Portland State University.

Marsha continues to make visually and emotionally evocative films on arts, culture, and social issues. Her current project On the Banks of the Tigris explores the hidden history of Iraqi music and the cultural ties that unite people across religious boundaries. (8/14)


Children of the Crocodile
A film by Marsha Emerman, 2001, 52 min., Color

This documentary tells the story of two young Timorese-Australian activists – one a high profile human rights worker, the other a performance artist a...



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