JACQUELINE VAN MEYGAARDEN | Film Maker
As a documentary filmmaker and visual theatre-maker, Jacqueline has 18 years of experience as a storyteller, with more than 10 years of those developing stories around environmental justice, climate change and sustainability. She has worked as a freelance director, producer, cinematographer, editor, touring puppeteer and performer, and facilitator. Whether storytelling through theatre or film, her work focuses on creating authentic stories with empathy that inspire people into action, and to help people realize their connection to the environment. Her company, Cosmos Productions has produced and toured visual theatre shows on sustainable development to schools around the Western Cape; produced work for the SABC, and various NGOs in South Africa and also further afield, including Conservation International – Madagascar and GenderCC. Her short film Free Energy that promotes solar energy use, scooped the top prize in the Commonwealth Vision Awards.