THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST - Mojo Musique and Spring Films with BBC Worldwide - Documentary Feature. In 2012 jihadists banned music in northern Mali, this punk rock documentary follows Mali's musicians as they fight for their right to sing. Director/Producer Johanna Schwartz.
2016 Harry Belafonte Activism and Art in Film Award - Act Human Rights Film Festival
Aug 2016 Best Cinematography - Solo Positivo Film Festival
Jun 2016 France Televisions Jury Award - Festival International de Films de Femmes, France
2016 Outreach Grant recipient - Movies That Matter Amnesty International Film Festival
2016 A Matter of Act Award - Finalist - Movies That Matter Amnesty International Film Festival
Jun 2016 Audience Award Best Documentary - Salina Doc Fest, Italy
May 2016 Chopin's Nose Award - Docs Against Gravity, Poland
May 2016 Czech Radio Jury Prize - One World Film Festival
2016 Amnesty International Award - Special Mention - Docs Against Gravity, Poland
Nov 2015 Best Zoom Rights Film - Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo
Dec 2015 Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2015 - Johanna Schwartz for They Will Have To Kill Us First - Foreign Policy Magazine
March 2015 SXSW Gamechanger Award nomination
THE FOUR VOICES PROJECT - Four Voices Ltd and Spring Films - Documentary Feature Film and accompanying 6 part documentary series.
A part history, part adventure documentary project exploring lost music. Currently in development with Spring Films. Director/Producer Johanna Schwartz.