1948 - 2002
Born in Perth, Western Australia, Anderson graduated with honours in Economics at the University of Western Australia. After working for the Australian government in Canberra, she was granted a scholarship for a Master’s in Sociology in New York’s Columbia University, where she had Herbert Gans as a teacher. It was then that she developed an interest in documentary filmmaking, and when she returned to Australia, in 1977, she joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), where she met Bob Connolly. Together, they left ABC in 1980 to produce and direct their own documentaries.