Katharine Round

Artist & Filmmaker


My work is driven by a deep curiosity towards "ordinary" human beings: our contradictions, humanity and fallibility as we attempt to make sense of the world.

I often explore specific situations that illuminate wider thematic ideas, with formalist intervention to “provoke reality” and uncover new ways of seeing our lives. I don’t hide my presence and aim to question myself as much as I do others, and as such, I acknowledge a vision of the world through "imperfect" eyes: a cinema of lies as much as of truth. 

My films and moving image works have been shown in cinemas, television, art galleries, online, and on the street. I’ve had support from the Arts Council, BFI, Creative Europe, Forma Arts, CPH:LAB, Dartmouth Films, Passion Pictures, the Guardian, Serpentine Galleries and many others.

This site acts as a notepad for past and ongoing work, nothing is permanent as I aim to share my evolving thought processes as well as the results.

My work is produced via Disobedient Films.

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Disobedient Films
10-28 Millers Avenue
London E8 2DS
Email Me: katharineround [@] gmail dot com


Dearborn, Michigan

A film that weaves together five people as they traverse, in parallel, the roads of Dearborn. Michigan: the birthplace of Ford and the American Dream. The rustbelt working class find themselves looked down on by affluent immigrants, themselves branded a terrorist threat. As each seeks to be understood, their lives intertwine in a series of misunderstandings, including those of - and towards - the filmmaker who just wants to get her film made. The film becomes a metaphor for the landscape of distrust that permeates the country, both outsiders and those within. It is also a mediation on the appearance of truth, how we see ourselves and each other and if we can ever truly see the world as it is.

A short version of the film was created for Guardian Documentaries, which screened as Official Selection at East End Film Festival (Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World/Rich Mix London), Bertha Dochouse and Shuffle Festival (nominated for Short Film Prize). A full length version is in post-production and due for release in 2024.