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Sonali Fernando

Sonali Fernando is a writer and filmmaker who has directed thirty films for Channel Four, the BBC and independent release. Working in documentary and drama, she has explored themes ranging from the contemporary art market to the new face of imperialism. Her credits include NINE DAYS THAT SHOOK LONDON, INDIA CALLING, MARY SEACOLE: THE REAL ANGEL OF THE CRIMEA, the multi-award-winning THE BODY OF A POET and the series GREAT EXCAVATIONS, which was filmed in fourteen countries and was shown around the world.

Sonali has written extensively on cultural issues for a variety of publications. She studied at St Paul's Girls' School, London, where she founded and edited the school newspaper, Phoenix, and read English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford. (8/14)


The Body of a Poet
A film by Sonali Fernando, 1995, 29 min., Color

An imaginary biopic, THE BODY OF A POET centers on the efforts of a group of young lesbians of color to devise a fitting tribute to one of this centu...



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