Lou Mariliier

Lou Marillier is an associate video producer for Bustle, a feminist women’s website based in New York, where she produces short documentaries about a range of stories – from being a cosplayer of color to starting a community of young nuns – and a weekly video series. She focuses on women’s issues, specifically trauma, drug policies, and education. She has studied in France, Russia, and the U.S., and holds a double master’s degree from the Sciences Po Graduate School of Journalism in Paris, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. Lou Marillier and Daisy Squires will produce a short-documentary for the IWMF Reporting Grants for Women's Stories about the rise in sterilizations for women - often teenagers - in Venezuela, where the brutal recession leaves them little alternative. The film will follow a young gynecologist and a young patient in Caracas as they face this crisis, in their profession and their private life, and give voice to women activists as well as religious figures.