AP Talks - Milene Larsson

In Conversation With Milène Larsson

Multi award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Milène Larsson was born in 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was the Scandinavian editor and later the European Managing Editor of VICE Magazine in London before switching over to filmmaking full time. In 2014, she was part of the core team behind VICE News - VICE's award-winning news channel catering to a global youth audience with immersive reporting from around the world. Milène has made more than 30 films covering civil rights and social uprising, including Young and Gay in Putin’s Russia, Israel’s Radical Left and Istanbul Rising. Her primary focus has been on migration, which she has reported on extensively in the British Media Award-winning documentary series Europe or Die. This was born out of her on-going commitment to document both the efforts of those risking their lives to reach Europe and the forces tasked with keeping them out. She also investigates gender norms and women’s social status around the world for VICE’s women’s interest channel Broadly in documentaries including China’s Last Matriarchs and From Iron Girls to Left Over Women, about the state of feminism in China. She has appeared on HBO, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC and Sky News, helped produce ‘VICE’ on HBO, an Emmy nominated news-magazine show, and given a TEDx talk about what borders are doing to our common humanity.

Filming ​the last Mare Nostrum search and rescue ​mission in the Mediterranean, Europe's deadliest sea border, arriving in Sicily for the VICE News series Europe or Die​ (Photo credit: ​Flaminia Giambalvo)

Filming ​the last Mare Nostrum search and rescue ​mission in the Mediterranean, Europe's deadliest sea border, arriving in Sicily for the VICE News series Europe or Die​ (Photo credit: ​Flaminia Giambalvo)

Interviewing an Afghan refugee on Kos for the VICE News series Europe or Die​ (Photo credit: Alexia Tsagkari)

Interviewing an Afghan refugee on Kos for the VICE News series Europe or Die​ (Photo credit: Alexia Tsagkari)

Photograph of Milène's mother who was also a filmmaker

Photograph of Milène's mother who was also a filmmaker

Milène in Moscow for the film Young and Gay in Putin's Russia

Milène in Moscow for the film Young and Gay in Putin's Russia