Deborah Perkin

“The law underpins women’s rights, safety and freedoms. It is vital to remember the battles women fought to vote, to make law as MPs, and to use the law as members of the legal profession.”

Award-winning filmmaker Deborah Perkin is recognised for her thought-provoking, intelligent and entertaining documentaries. The three films of which she is most proud are Breach of Faith, Britain’s first documentary to expose that the Catholic Church had been sheltering a paedophile priest; her BAFTA-winning biography of music legend Quincy Jones; and her cinema documentary about a Moroccan woman’s courtroom battle to legitimise her daughter, Bastards. She started her television producing career at the BBC with Angela Holdsworth, on the women’s history series Out of the Doll’s House.