Quotes by: Beeban Kidron

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Beeban Kidron
Born (1961-05-02) 2 May 1961 (age 55)
North London, England
Occupation Film director
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Lee Hall (m. 2003)[1][2]

The thing I have come to find astonishing is that people from all political sides routinely say that the Internet has to be the model of free speech and freedom.
Beeban Kidron
I absolutely don't want to suggest that women are unreliable because we're mothers - on the contrary. But the question of who brings up the kids has a material effect on all women's careers.
Beeban Kidron
For me, trying to articulate the world to help people see it in a way they haven't seen it before is hugely important. Sometimes, you have to take something that is completely inexplicable and say, 'Look, here is the beating heart of something you must understand.'
Beeban Kidron
The thing about documentary is that you don't really choose your subjects: they come and grab you out of your bed.
Beeban Kidron
I don't see such a huge difference between online and 'in real life'. I think it has now become one and the same.
Beeban Kidron
I am still cautiously hopeful about the potential of the Internet. But it seems that the greatest revolution in communication has been hijacked by commercial values.
Beeban Kidron
When I was 13, I had a weekend job at the Photographers Gallery Bookshop in London.
Beeban Kidron
The Greenham women left home for peace: 'Not in our name!' they cried. And in doing so, they spoke for millions.
Beeban Kidron
The idea of the Internet as sort of open and democratic and free and with no hierarchy, the libertarian beginnings as it were, with peer-to-peer networks... I'd sort of like for everyone to just admit that we're beyond that now.
Beeban Kidron
Girls from poor families of the 'untouchable,' or lower, caste are 'married' to Yellamma as young as four. No longer allowed to marry a mortal, they are expected to bestow their entire lives to the service of the goddess.
Beeban Kidron
The previous generation paved the way for my generation to gallop unheeded into jobs previously reserved for men.
Beeban Kidron
I want to talk about privacy, the quality of the information you receive, whether it's neutral or commercial or pointed, bringing consciousness to the lack of neutrality in the algorithms.
Beeban Kidron
I've always been interested in exploring difficult subjects for the mainstream.
Beeban Kidron
A white woman with a camera in the Devadasi belt of Karnataka is not inconspicuous... it took time for these women to believe that I was not an official, carrying the threat of fine and imprisonment.
Beeban Kidron
Each January, nearly half a million people visit the small town of Saundatti for ajatre or festival, to be blessed by Yellamma, the Hindu goddess of fertility.
Beeban Kidron
Everything a teenager does, says or looks at, however transitory, contributes to an aggregated virtual self that might one day have consequences for its real-life counterpart. How many of us would keep all our relationships and reputations intact if every transgression, mistake or youthful folly was held in public view?
Beeban Kidron
What is the point of teaching how to analyse a poem or a piece of Shakespeare but not to analyse the Internet?
Beeban Kidron
If Twitter is worth seven billion next month, I'm happy for them to be worth six billion and spend a billion making it safer for people, for example.
Beeban Kidron
We need to work out who is paying for film; in the U.K., it is increasingly difficult to get production funds - and pre-sales demand more and more shot/cut material.
Beeban Kidron
I've liked being Jewish in America - there's a secular version of Jewishness there that's more about bagels and jokes than going to synagogues.
Beeban Kidron
I think the documentary is something that people are hungry for, that it embodies careful thought, nuance.
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