Documentaries:

Come Rain or Shine / Yaz Kis Demeden

Turkey, 2019

Duration: 60'

The filmmaker creates the narrative of the questioning journeys made to Armenia from Turkey, reexamining the heritage of trauma, loss and belonging in the unique beauty of contemporary Armenia’s deindustrialized cities.

Featured on Mubi.

Below is the trailer.

Writer, director and producer: Zeynep Güzel
Editor: Ronit Meranda


Abandoned, Adopted, Here

Foundling Films - 2015

Duration: 40'

Abandoned, Adopted, Here is an independent documentary in production, directed by Lucy Sheen. It sets out to explore the issues around transracial adoption through the eyes of a Hong Kong adoptee.

“Adoption is an emotive topic at the best of times but you couple that to dislocating, disassociating and displacing a child from their heritage, history and birth right, what happens to that child, that teenager - the adult.”

Featured in CinéWomen's 2016 issue.

Below is the trailer.

Directed by Lucy Sheen
Filming and editing by Ronit Meranda
Sound recordist and editor Cathy Cuvelier


Changing the World is the Only Fit Work for a Grown Man

2015

Duration: 45'

Changing the World is the Only Fit Work for a Grown Man is an independent documentary about the 1960s adman Howard Gossage and how he used advertising to “change the world”.

Below is the teaser.

Directed by Steve Harrison
Editing by Ronit Meranda
Sound design by Tim Bamber


Support Wi en Wi Go Bi (Support Us and We Will Be)

Purple Field Productions & StreetInvest - 2013

Language: Krio with English subtitles
Duration: 32'

Support Wi en Wi Go Bi is an educational documentary that portrays the challenges street children face in Sierra Leone, produced for local audience.

“A headcount sponsored by the Ministry of Social Welfare has found nearly 50,000 children forced to rely upon the streets of Sierra Leone for their survival. Anyone living near a town will be aware of street children - and many consider them to be a problem. But how much do we really know of their lives and of their feelings? How do these children come to be on the street? How do they spend their days and nights? And is there anything we could be doing to improve their situation?”

Directed by Sam Liebmann
Produced by Elspeth Waldie
Camera by Sam Liebmann and Tyson "Special" Conteh
Editing by Ronit Meranda


The Palm Tree

Parallax Media - 2011

Duration: 6'

The Palm Tree is a documentary directed by Ronit Meranda. It features The Palm Tree pub in East London where a resident jazz trio play at weekends for an audience of two distinct groups: the older regulars, and a younger generation of newcomers to the area. The film captures the nostalgic ambiance of the pub while the band members share their thoughts and memories.

It was developed during the Autumn Film Workshop, produced by Parallax Media, funded by The British Council and Iran Heritage Foundation.

Camera operators: Said Sajed and George Petrou
Sound recordist: Dominic Corbisiero
Editor: Ronit Meranda
Sound designer: Tim Bamber