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Lesley Pinder – Breathe
Lesley Pinder is a Melbourne-based writer and director. She has directed a broad range of screen content including daily drama series for UK and Australian television, short films and corporate productions. Her shorts have been selected for film festivals, won awards and been distributed by the Australian Film Institute. Lesley is a socially-engaged filmmaker who also works in community arts as an artist facilitator and filmmaking mentor. She is particularly interested in engaging with marginalised communities and providing the tools they need to express themselves. She believes empowering communities to tell their own stories contributes to positive social change.