Cécile Embleton is a documentary director based in London. She studied Hispanic literature at Edinburgh University before moving to Rome in 2009 where her journey with creative documentary began. Her debut film, The Watchmaker, screened at Dok Leipzig, Hot Docs and SXSW. She is currently completing her first feature length film, Mother Vera, in Belarus, with the support of the Sundance Institute. The project won first prize at Locarno First Look in August 2023 and second place in the first look pitch prize at the Hot Docs Forum in May 2021.