“Between film shoots, Morris hunts boar in Borneo, races camels in the Sahara, and climbs the Matterhorn – escapades that prove her to be just as inspiring as her subjects.”
- Conde Naste Traveler
Holly Morris is a filmmaker, author, and presenter with a mission.
Her film, The Babushkas of Chernobyl, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where it won the Jury Award for Directing. The film has gone on to win nearly 20 awards on the festival circuit, and has broadcast around the world. The film’s story – of a defiant community of grandmothers who live inside Ukraine’s radioactive “Exclusion Zone” – also forms the basis of her popular TED Talk, and her award-winning and widely syndicated essay on which the film is based (“The Babushkas of Chernobyl” 2011).
Her newest film, Exposure, chronicles a group of women from the Arab world and the West who are making a bid for the North Pole, completely unsupported, in Spring 2018. The film is slated for release in 2021.