Beeban Kidron


Baroness Beeban Kidron is a British filmmaker who has spent the last 30 years working in feature film, television drama and documentary. She is Co-Director of Cross Street Films. In 2006 Kidron co-founded the educational charity Into Film (previously Film Club), which has set up over 8000 film clubs across the UK.

In 2012 she was appointed to the House of Lords where she sits as a Crossbench Peer. Baroness Kidron is also founder of 5Rights – a campaign to adopt a rights based approach to young people online. She is collaborating with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN specialized agency for ICTs, through forums and platforms such as the Working Group on Child Online Protection to raise awareness among different stakeholder groups, including Member States, with a view to working towards a greater international recognition of rights online.

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