Lucy Walker (born in London, United Kingdom) is a British film director, mostly of theatrical feature documentaries. On January 25th, 2011 she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Waste Land, which she directed. The film has won over thirty awards including Audience Awards at Sundance and Berlin and the IDA’s Best Documentary and Pare Lorentz Awards.
On January 24th, 2012 she received a second consecutive Academy Award nomination, this time in the Best Documentary Short category for The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, which she directed and produced; the film was also awarded the Short Film Jury Award: Non-Fiction at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
In June 2012 she was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). She is also a member of the British Academy (BAFTA), the Writers’ Guild (WGA) and the Directors’ Guild (DGA).
Lucy Walker was born in London, United Kingdom, started… read more