Clementine Malpas is an award-winning British filmmaker who has spent most of her career in countries rent by strife and war, telling the stories of ordinary people whose lives have been upended.
Her film about women’s prisons in Afghanistan led to two innocent women being freed. One of them, who had been jailed for being raped, won a presidential pardon as a result of Clementine’s work.
A co-founder of Tiger Nest Films, Clementine makes documentaries and short news films for a range of international broadcasters including NetFlix, CNN, PBS, Al Jazeera and Channel 4.
In 2013 Angelina Jolie asked Tiger Nest Films to record her work as the special envoy for the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. They have worked together on more than seven films, with refugees from Syria, Iraq, Burma, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, among others.
In 2016 Clementine and her co-director Leslie Knott worked with the Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett and acclaimed photographers Tom Stoddart and Lynsey Addario to document refugee journeys for the Annenberg Foundation. The film, which followed refugees on five continents, was released on NetFlix and won the jury award at the 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival.
Clementine’s film about Nigerian women trafficked into Italy, where they are forced to work as sex-workers, saw off competition from 140 countries to win the Social Impact Media Award in 2017. The film, for the Guardian newspaper, focused on the plight of thousands of women and girls forced into prostitution in Asti, Sicily.
Clementine has also worked with a number of international humanitarian organisations including Unicef, Oxfam, the Aga Khan Foundation, World Vision and the World Bank.