Maria Govan

Maria Govan

Bahamas

Biography

Maria Govan is a self-taught filmmaker from the island of New Providence in the Bahamas. After working on sets in Hollywood, she returned home and began making small guerilla-style local documentaries —  JUNKANOO: THE HEARTBEAT OF A PEOPLE, WHERE I’M FROM: HIV AND AIDS IN THE BAHAMAS, and A MAN WITH A VOICE: THE LIFE OF NORMAN SOLOMON, to name a few. In 2004 she moved to New York and began writing her first narrative film, RAIN, which premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, and won numerous awards internationally.

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