Quotes by: Beeban Kidron

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Everything serious in the world is well approached by humour. It's a powerful and often quite subversive tool. I suppose there is an argument that could be made against me for being frivolous, but I do think a laugh is a very generous thing to give.
Beeban Kidron
I love being in real life, and in particular, I like being with young people.
Beeban Kidron
Arguably, it was the introduction of international non-proliferation treaties in the late '80s that finally led to the missiles being removed from Greenham Common.
Beeban Kidron
There is nothing wrong with Facebook in itself, except that it is not a very good tool to express the quality of your relationships.
Beeban Kidron
I've lost count of the plane tickets I've had in my pocket for people's weddings and other celebrations which I've had to tear up because I was making a film. How many things like that can you miss and still be in people's lives?
Beeban Kidron
I hate it when everybody thinks I'm a... what's the word, a marauding mother! It's bigger than that.
Beeban Kidron
The devadasis have a multilayered story, a story in which poverty, deprivation and injustice against women is central - but what has happened to them is absolutely an outcome of imperialism and the impact of British rule in India.
Beeban Kidron
The thing that upsets me is the ubiquitous use of reward technology, which uses our evolutionary biology against us.
Beeban Kidron
For most women, Greenham was a place of principle, growth and song. Often joyful, sometimes terrifying, and almost always cold. As it got harder, with constant evictions and mounting violence from a frustrated and humiliated police force, the women got more determined. It was a community with a shared purpose - to live in peace.
Beeban Kidron
This idea of the digital native in the bedroom taking down a fascist regime and building a billion-dollar company is a very attractive image, but actually, if you look at the research, young people are on the lowest rung of digital opportunity.
Beeban Kidron
Our children, manipulated to become exemplary consumers, increasingly admit they do not feel 'in control' of their own Internet use.
Beeban Kidron
Making a big commercial movie is hard when you think about how many of them flop.
Beeban Kidron
The film that changed my life is a 1951 film by Vittorio De Sica, 'Miracle in Milan.' It's a remarkable comment on slums, poverty and aspiration.
Beeban Kidron
We now have powerful technology, which allows us a voice across boundaries, which was unimaginable at the time of the Greenham Protest, a protest that pre-dates the Internet and the mobile phone.
Beeban Kidron
I've walked down the street with Madonna, and I've walked down the street with Colin Firth, and it was a little bit more... with Madonna they were a little rougher, but they were all there for Colin. It was amazing. Women adore him. They swoon.
Beeban Kidron
We think that there is this terrible idea that the kids are digital natives... and they know what they're doing, but all the evidence says that they're hanging around going, 'Where are you, I'm here, can I post my picture?' They're not actually writing wikis; they're not actually listening to great poets live.
Beeban Kidron
In 1982, fellow film student Amanda Richardson and I went to Greenham Common for the day - to see what was going on and to shoot some video. The day turned into a weekend, the weekend into seven months, and the dozens of hours of footage turned into a film - 'Carry Greenham Home.'
Beeban Kidron
Unfortunately, teatime in London is when people in Los Angeles arrive in their offices and pick up the phone.
Beeban Kidron
My children know not to shout before Mummy has warmed herself into something human with her coffee.
Beeban Kidron
This is a culture filled with perfect images of women and perfect images of movie actresses, and most people can't live up to them.
Beeban Kidron
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