Karen Boswall in an award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 30 years of experience in moving image production. She made films in Mozambique for 17 years (1990 - 2007), before returning to the UK where she makes films for charities and local authorities and works with young people.
Karen worked as a sound-recordist, composer, musical director and sound designer in London (1986-1990) and in Mozambique (1990-1996) before becoming a correspondent of the BBC World service until 1997 when she began directing her own films.
Her first film in Mozambique was “Living Battles” (Promarte 52 mins 1998,) filmed soon after the end of the 16 year Civil War, and then “From the Ashes” (Cinelandia 26 mins, 1999). Both films followed the theme of post conflict resolution and the psychology of War and Peace.
In 2000 Karen established her own production company, Catembe Producoes Lda and produced and directed a number of films including “Dancing on the Edge” (46m ARTE/ZDF/YLE/ABC Steps for the Future) and “Marrabentando: The Stories My Guitar Sings”, (52m RTP) She also encouraged young talents in Mozambique producing the films of others including “True Friends” (4x5m Steps for the Future), “Marrabentando in Gaza” (2 x12m) “A Dugong’s Tale” (12m) and “Em Perigo” (52m & 3 x 26m).
Karen Boswall is also a saxaphone player, composer and cultural promoter.