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WonderLabs with Chris Richardson

Feb 7, 2021

Liliane Laborde-Edozien is a US-born French-Italian-Nigerian-Brazilian filmmaker and photographer whose work explores resilience, love, and collective memory. Her documentaries have picked up awards in the US and have been screened in major cities on four continents. 

In this episode, we talk about her first three documentaries—defining love beyond language, escaping poverty and gang violence through sports, and collective memory within Brazil’s African diaspora. We also discuss the censorship of artistic expression, recognising our shared humanity, and Alan Watts’ beloved story of the Chinese farmer. 

Liliane’s two recommended films are Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” (1941) and John Carpenter’s “They Live” (1988)—two classics that Liliane argues are relevant meditations on corporate media and consumer culture. The book we discuss on maintaining an open heart is Michael Singer’s “The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself”.

For a selection of Liliane’s work, including photography, films, and gallery curation, head over to