Lara Akeju

As a Director and Producer with over 15 years experience in television, Lara has specialised in films with a social purpose and has always endeavoured to tell important stories in highly engaging and entertaining ways.

On graduation from the University of Leeds, Lara began her career in current affairs at the BBC in Birmingham.

Since going freelance in 2000, she has worked on a broad range of documentaries, factual television and online projects; from hard-hitting investigations for Panorama and Al Jazeera English, to the RTS-nominated website ‘Make Women Matter’ and charity–focused Untold Stories, to popular factual series Peckham Finishing School for Girls (BBC3), Beauty and the Beast (Channel 4) and People Like Us (BBC3)