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Lucy Martens

Lucy Martens


With a passion for building bridges through storytelling, Lucy has followed lives and captured voices from all corners of the world. As a cinematographer, director and editor of documentaries and NGO films, her work has been broadcast on BBC Storyville, BBC 3, PBS, ARTE, Canal Plus, and CNN. She shoots full-length documentaries and edits short pieces for NGOS and foundations, such as UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP. Her feature-length documentary, “Out of the Ashes” (BBC Storyville) was co-produced by Sam Mendes and won a 2011 Grierson Award. She is the co-director and cinematographer of “The Twelve”, a feature length documentary on the wisdom and knowledge of twelve indigenous elders from across the globe. She part of Ripple Effect Images, a nonprofit collective of world-class storytellers whose work supports aid groups that empower women and children. She is also co-founder of Le Ciel Foundation, a charity based in London working on projects that address humanity’s separation from nature and each other.