Never Look Away

A swashbuckling CNN combat camerawoman and trailblazing female icon; the unbelievable, yet entirely true, story of award-winning journalist, Margaret Moth, is brought to vivid light by acclaimed actress and activist, Lucy Lawless, in her directorial debut.


An inspirational and unflinching biography, which includes both testimonials from the people who knew and worked with Moth, and dramatic footage from the war zones she covered, Never Look Away delves into the life and work of an incredible woman, a true pioneer known for her tireless work to capture catastrophic events and atrocities on film, no matter the risk.


After her first assignment to cover the riots that followed Gandhi’s assassination in India, she would go on to travel to the heart of the most dangerous conflicts in the world including the Persian Gulf War, the Bosnian War and the 2006 Lebanon War. However, underneath her fearless persona, candid interviews with colleagues and family reveal a self-destructive and emotionally fraught woman who would struggle when anything got in the way of her appetite for adrenaline and efforts to document the worst of humanity.


Offering a colourful insight into Moss’ career highlights and free-spirited zest for life, this brilliant fly-on-the wall documentary premiered in Sundance 2024 to widespread critical acclaim, with further US screenings at SXSW 2024, and participation in this year’s Sundance London recently announced.

Director: Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus)
Producer: Tom Blackwell (The Lie: The Murder of Grace Millane, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a #@%!), Matthew Metcalfe (6 Days, My Talks with Dean Spanley, McLaren)
Language: English
Cast: Margaret Moth
Genre: Documentary
Country: New Zealand
Runtime: 85 Minutes
Production Year: 2023