Baroness Beeban Kidron

Beeban Kidron is a British filmmaker who has spent 35 years working in feature film, television drama and documentary. Her films range from commercial cinema, to artist portraits and hard-hitting documentaries: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason; To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar; Used People; Oranges are Not the Only Fruit; Antonia and Jane; Antony Gormley: Making Space; Sex, Death and the Gods; and InRealLife, among many others.

In 2006 Kidron co-founded the educational charity IntoFilm (previously FilmClub), which now has over 1200 film clubs in UK schools. In 2012 she was appointed to the House of Lords where she sits as a Crossbench Peer and is a member of the House of Lords Communications Committee. She is a trustee of IntoFilm, a Council Member of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, a patron of Law Action Worldwide, President of Voluntary Arts and a Visiting Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University.

Baroness Kidron is the Founder of 5Rights – a campaign that seeks to deliver the established rights of children in all interactions with the digital world. The 5Rights framework has support from governments, international institutions, corporations, educators, parents and children across the world.

In 2016 Baroness Kidron was invited by the International Telecommunications Union and UNESCO, to sit as a Commissioner on the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.