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Intro


 

 

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Fiona Dawson is an award winning director, producer & writer, LGBTQ advocate, and IFP Documentary Lab Fellow. She directed the Emmy® nominated Transgender, at War and in Love commissioned by The New York Times and co-directed the feature documentary TransMilitary, which chronicles the lives of four transgender service members defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. Fiona was honored by The White House for her work as an LGBTQ Artist Champion of Change in 2015. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Campaign and NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. She is founding Director of Free Lion Productions providing soft-skills training, public speaking and media production. Her feature length documentary TransMilitary, directed and produced in collaboration with SideXSide Studios, premiered at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018 and won the Best Feature Documentary Audience Award. Following a string of festival awards, TransMilitary made its TV debut on Logo on November 15th, 2018 and will be available to stream on a variety of platforms in 2019. 

Photography courtesy of Barak Shrama PhotographyRhys Harper and Monica Kressman.

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Story


Fiona was born and raised in the United Kingdom.

In 1998 after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, she volunteered in Bangladesh for six months, taught English in Portugal for a year, and later emigrated to the United States in 2000.

Story


Fiona was born and raised in the United Kingdom.

In 1998 after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, she volunteered in Bangladesh for six months, taught English in Portugal for a year, and later emigrated to the United States in 2000.

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Houston


In Houston, Texas, Fiona worked for Casa de Eperanza helping abused, neglected and HIV positive children, the Houston Area Women's Center for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and Bering Omega Community Services providing compassionate care to adults living with HIV/AIDS.

 

Houston


In Houston, Texas, Fiona worked for Casa de Eperanza helping abused, neglected and HIV positive children, the Houston Area Women's Center for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and Bering Omega Community Services providing compassionate care to adults living with HIV/AIDS.

 

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Ambition


In 2011 Fiona re-directed her career into film and moved to New York City. Her company Free Lion Productions provides team-building, public speaking and media production services.

Ambition


In 2011 Fiona re-directed her career into film and moved to New York City. Her company Free Lion Productions provides team-building, public speaking and media production services.