Ili Baré is an award-winning director, writer and producer who has worked on over 50 hours of documentary and factual programming in the US, the UK and Australia. Her work has been variously reviewed as ‘extraordinary … powerful and potent, a real emotional revelation’; ‘brave and essential viewing’ and ‘unforgettable’. She is currently based in Sydney, Australia.
In 2016, a voyage of 76 international scientists set sail for Antarctica under the guidance of an Australian corporate leadership coach. In a newly-Trump, pre-MeToo era, these inspirational women reveal the systemic and deeply personal challenges they face to maintain fulfilling careers in STEM. Set amongst the stunning backdrop of the world’s last untouched wilderness, the film demonstrates why we need diversity in STEM to solve the world’s most pressing problems. THE LEADERSHIP spans five continents over two years. The unforeseen challenges these women face both on board and beyond, mean the film ultimately asks: what do we need to change to make the world more equal – ourselves, or the systems and cultures that shape us?
ATOM Award, Best Factual Television Series, 2016
Cine Golden Eagle Award, Environment and Science, 2015
The Secret Life of Breasts
ATOM Award, Best Documentary, Science, Technology and the Environment, 2011
The Silent Epidemic
Australian Directors’ Guild Award for Best Direction in a Documentary Series, 2010
Are You My Mother?
UN Media Peace Award, 2008
A Small Town Welcome
Eureka Prize for Science Communication and Journalism, 2008
The Time of Our Lives