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About

Martina Radwan, a German-Syrian, is an accomplished cinematographer. After moving to New York City in the mid 90’s, she DP’ed several fiction films before she developed a deep interest in documentaries. Her recent work includes FOLLOWING HARRY, ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE?, FOOD AND COUNTRY, THE FIRE THAT TOOK HER, INVENTING TOMORROW and THE FINAL YEARSAVING FACE, the 2012 Academy Award Winner for Short Documentary and Emmy winner, earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Cinematography in 2013.

In 2023 Martina was nominated for the 2024 Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program Emmy for her DP work on GIRLS STATE, currently viewable on Apple TV+.

Her narrative work ranges from dramas like Rubaiyat Hussein’s acclaimed UNDER CONSTRUCTION, the first female directed feature in Bangladesh, to Gideon Raff's thriller THE KILLING FLOOR and horror film TRAIN, as well as Maria Govern’s RAIN, the first female directed Bahamian feature.

Furthermore, Martina has collaborated with numerous international artists, like ANOHNI for whom she shot the video background for her HOPELESS TOUR, as well as conceptual artists like Andrea Geyer, Josiah McElheny and Wu Tsang.

Continuing to push her own boundaries, Radwan directed two award winning shorts that played on national and international festivals, before she directed, produced TOMORROW, TOMORROW, TOMORROW, her first feature-length documentary as director.

Martina is a member of the Academy and Bafta Documentary Branch.

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