Jennifer Kawaja  

Jennifer Kawaja has produced feature films and television projects with partner Julia Sereny at Sienna Films since 1995, most recently the Can/De Cry of the Owl (Julia Stiles, Paddy Considine) with BBC Films and MACT Productions, and the UK/CAN/SA miniseries "Diamonds" (Judy Davis, James Purefoy, Sir Derek Jacobi) for CBC, Canal+, and ABC. Film credits include HOW SHE MOVE, which premiered at Sundance 2007 (Paramount Vantage/MTV Films, Mongrel Media); TOUCH OF PINK (Kyle MacLachlan, Jimi Mistry), which premiered at Sundance 2004 (Sony Pictures Classics, Mongrel Media); box office hit NEW WATERFORD GIRL, which screened at Sundance, TIFF and Rotterdam. Sienna Films has also produced feature films I, CLAUDIA, MARION, BRIDGE (Molly Parker, Ellen Page), SAINT MONICA and several award winning television projects, such as "One Dead Indian". Prior to joining Sienna, Jennifer produced, wrote and directed various award winning documentaries and TV dramas which have been distributed and broadcast nationally and internationally. (8/14)

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Black, Bold and Beautiful: Black Women's Hair

A film by Jennifer Kawaja, 1999, 40 min, Color

Afros, braids or corn rows--hairstyles have always carried a social message, and few issues cause as many battles between black parents and their daughters. To "relax" one's hair into straight tresses or to leave it "natural" inevitably raises questions of conformity and rebellion, pride and identity. Today, trend-setting teens happily reinvent themselves on a daily…

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