What does it take to create your political, historical and personal ID?
Presenting Lithuania’s politics and history to the world’s audience made Neringa rethink her own ID. She had to rediscover her country in the global pool of mass media and political propaganda. Throughout her work in media in the UK and Lithuania, it became crucial to know her story very well and voice it. If you will not tell who you are, the others will do it for you.
Neringa Medutyte is a journalist and film director living and working in the UK. In 2018 , at the celebration of Centennial of the Restored State of Lithuania Neringa received a state medal for her contribution to the state’s defense and formation of modern patriotism.
Neringa received her MA in Directing Documentary from the prestigious National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the UK. Her film Today and Yesterday was presented at BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) by NFTS as a “Future Star of Tomorrow”. Her documentary Twogether received the Royal Television Society Wales Student Award.
Neringa also holds a BA in Journalism and classical arts school diploma. She has worked as a journalist in current affairs and business. She wrote a book called Verslas Naujai (Business in A New Way) for one of the most successful Lithuanian entrepreneurs, Ilja Laurs, which then went on to become a number 1 bestseller in Lithuania. Neringa later made a documentary called Dream Valley about Ilja Laurs and his success in Silicon Valley.
She produced a part on Lithuanian president, Dalia Grybauskaite, in the documentary series Her Story: The Female Revolution for the BBC World News. Neringa directed and produced first Lithuanian feature documentary commissioned by global network Waiting For Invasion (Al Jazeera English, later Lithuanian National Television) which focuses on Lithuania’s history, politics and first voluntary conscripts during Lithuania’s turbulent preparation for defense against Russia’s aggression.
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