Dr Iris Zaki is a Grierson award-winning documentary filmmaker and researcher, who uses quirky first-person narratives to depict closed communities. She recently completed her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, in which she explored her own innovative interviewing technique The Abandoned Camera. Her previous film, Women in Sink, screened at over 120 international festivals and universities and won 13 awards, including at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. It was also broadcast on TV and featured on The New York Times’ OpDocs. Currently, Iris teaches ethnographic and documentary filmmaking.