Marija Zidar (1976) is a Slovenian filmmaker. Her background is in Journalism (BA in Journalism; BA in English Language and Literature) - and she has a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Ljubljana. She is passionate about presenting thoroughly investigated social issue stories through intimate, sensitive and empathetic visual storytelling. She has written three mid-length documentaries for Television Slovenia and directed one. 'Reconciliation', shot in Albania since 2014, is the debut feature documentary.