Yvette Vanson's award winning documentaries include: The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, Bafta Winner Best Single Drama 2000; Kentucky Fried Medicine; The Battle for Orgreave; Presumed Guilty with Michael Mansfield; Two Boys from Bangkok; Making Advances, RTS Best Adult Education Series on sexual harassment at work.
She developed and managed the East Sussex Social Services Media Unit making training videos for social services staff nationally and internationally also producing many highly acclaimed training and promotional videos for major charities & NGO’s, covering issues as diverse as disability, children in care, rural transport and trade union rights, including the first Government film on the plight of carers.
An actress for several years, in theatre and on TV, Yvette returned to study as a mature student and gained a BA. Hons.1st class in Social Science, before pursuing her career as an independent film maker. She has been married to Michael Mansfield for over 30 years and they have a son, Freddy who is a teacher in a London primary school and a spoken word poet.
Since 2004 Yvette has been an artist and since 2013 has had four successful London exhibitions.
Interview with Yvette Vanson
Interview with Yvette Vanson by Katie Megan on the 22nd of June 2007 for the BECTU History Project.