Kerreen Ely-Harper

Kerreen Ely-Harper is a creative media researcher and filmmaker with a background in theatre and film performance. She has created quality live performance and screen content with a focus on devising new works, cross-art form production, social history narratives, memory studies and adaptation. Her significant media projects include documentaries, short fiction, dance films and virtual 3D digital texts: Close To The Bone, One-Hour Documentary, (currently in production, 2019-); Girls Can Do Anything, micro-doc (2018); Even Girls Play Footy, Half-Hour Documentary, (2013); Foul Whisperings, Strange Matters, 3D virtual world adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in Second Life (2008).


Female documentary filmmakers who seek to re-tell their mothers’ stories create opportunities to re-negotiate and re-invest in the lost, interrupted or ‘slipping away’ maternal relation.


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The team of MAI supporters and contributors is always expanding. We’re honoured to have a specialist collective of editors, whose enthusiasm & talent gave birth to MAI.

However, to turn our MAI dream into reality, we also relied on assistance from high-quality experts in web design, development and photography. Here we’d like to acknowledge their hard work and commitment to the feminist cause. Our feminist ‘thank you’ goes to:

Dots+Circles – a digital agency determined to make a difference, who’ve designed and built our MAI website. Their continuous support became a digital catalyst to our idealistic project.
Guy Martin – an award-winning and widely published British photographer who’s kindly agreed to share his images with our readers

Chandler Jernigan – a talented young American photographer whose portraits hugely enriched the visuals of MAI website
Matt Gillespie – a gifted professional British photographer who with no hesitation gave us permission to use some of his work
Julia Carbonell – an emerging Spanish photographer whose sharp outlook at contemporary women grasped our feminist attention
Ana Pedreira – a self-taught Portuguese photographer whose imagery from women protests beams with feminist aura
And other photographers whose images have been reproduced here: Cezanne Ali, Les Anderson, Mike Wilson, Annie Spratt, Cristian Newman, Peter Hershey