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Working Moms, On Screen and Behind the Camera

Documentarian Laura Waters Hinson creates films to reflect the ultimate narrative.
Working Moms, On Screen and Behind the Camera
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Laura Waters Hinson is a documentary filmmaker, pastor's wife, mother, and worship leader. Her award-winning films span subjects from street vendors in Washington DC to female entrepreneurship in Rwanda.

At a summer screening of her latest film Dog Days (hosted in Fairfax, Virginia, by the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture), Hinson discussed her work and the challenges of juggling her many roles. CT followed up with Hinson to talk more about her process, her inspiration, and her faith.

How did you get interested in filmmaking?

I got interested in film as a child. I made a lot of home movies with my best friends in the cul de sac – murder mysteries and things like that, but I never thought it would lead to anything professional. After college and a broken engagement, I made a list for myself of things I really loved doing and when I added them up, they equaled documentary film, which was weird because I'd never worked on a documentary.

What I love ...

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