Julie Høj Thomsen
Julie Høj Thomsen holds a BA in Social Sciences and a MA in Visual Anthropology. Her first film “Jugglers” follows the young Honduran street artist Alexander in his search for answers to the unprocessed murder of his best friend ‘El Waico’. Through Alexander’s search the film investigates the issues of violence, impunity and political persecution in Honduras. The film premiered and won at the Student Ethnographic Film Festival (SEF) in Zadar, Croatia, in May 2016. Julie made her second film Underground in 2016 as thesis project for the MA in Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester. The film follows the undocumented migrant ‘Ali’ through his everyday life in Copenhagen. Underground has previously screened at Student Ethnographic Film Festival in Zadar, Croatia (2017), London Migration Film Festival (2017), Viscult in Joensuu, Finland (2017) and at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark by CPH:DOX Everyday Project (2017). Julie has a broad interest in social sciences, media and culture and is currently teaching media and filmmaking.