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Amanda Robertshawe


After beginning her career as a television journalist, Amanda Robertshawe has gone on to direct acclaimed documentaries on challenging issues like addiction (The Dark Side of the Moon), confronting death from cancer (My Name is Jane) and sexual responsibility (Is There Anybody Out There?). Her films reflect a fascination with the emotional consequences of life experiences.

It was well-judged, with deft camera work and delicate but pointed interrogation .... It will be one of the year’s most memorable programmes. Waikato Times writer Paul Thompson, on documentary My Name is Jane