Woman Thornley, Jeni

Documentary filmmaker

Written by Kathryn Mcleod, National Film and Sound Archive

Jeni Thornley is a documentary filmmaker and an academic at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). In her early career, she was a member of the Sydney Filmmakers Co-operative and the Sydney Women's Film Group (SWFG), a collective of filmmakers who constituted 'one of the first Australian groups to establish itself in the name of "Women's Liberation"' (Thornley, 2008).

Thornley's documentary films include Maidens (1978), For Love or Money (1984), Australia Daze (1988) and Island Home Country (2009). Thornley was Manager of the Women's Film Fund at the Australian Film Commission (AFC) from 1984 to 1987, and has worked as a writer, director and producer at Anandi Films from 1986. In addition to her work at Anandi Films, Thornley also acts as a Film and Video Valuer for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program and lectures in documentary film at UTS.

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