Dr Liani Maasdorp is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She convenes the Master of Documentary Arts degree programme and is the academic director of the UCT TV Studio and the Stepping Stone community engagement video training programme. Liani previously worked as a documentary editor and television director and currently as documentary film producer. Her research interest areas include documentary film, self-reflexivity and editing. She is passionate about studying, teaching and producing South African film. She has written for academic journals, popular publications and platforms including Film Philosophy Journal, The South African Theatre Journal, World Cinema Directory, The Mail and The Guardian and The Conversation. Films she produced have screened at international film festivals including International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Sheffield DocFest, Durban International Film Festival and Encounters International Documentary Film Festival.