Audrey Gordon is a French documentary filmmaker and former journalist. She has directed several documentaries for TV including “Kinderlekh,” “Edith and Lucile,” “A Two-way-Street,” and “90 Seconds.” “Siblings” is her feature-length debut.
“Siblings” will premiere at the 2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival on May 3.
W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.
Ag: Liberty is an 11-year-old girl living with her foster mom, far from her biological siblings. She goes to a special summer camp that brings separated brothers and sisters together. There, she not only reunites with her biological siblings but also meets Brandi, a 17-year-old girl who shares the same experience. Liberty is inspired by her, and timidly tries to approach her.
To me, this is the story of two solitary trees who meet and are drawn to each other.
W&H: What drew you to this story?
Ag: While directing my first film,
Hot Docs 2018 Women Directors: Meet Audrey Gordon — “Siblings”