Dr Brenda Hollweg is Research Fellow in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds. She has published widely on contemporary documentary film and the cinematic essay: in 2019, she co-edited World Cinema and the Essay Film (EUP, with Igor Kristić); in 2021, she co-edited Days In Between (Hatje Cantz), a comprehensive art book on filmmaker Marianna Christofides. In her current work, Hollweg explores the manifold ways contemporary women artists and filmmakers engage with the malleable mode of the essayistic to resist systemic forms of violence in aesthetic, affective and thus also political ways.