Barry is an award-winning filmmaker, poet and lecturer. After graduating from the universities of Cape Town and the Western Cape, she was awarded a scholarship to complete a Master’s degree at the Temple University in Philadelphia, USA .
At aged 24, a bullet fired during a taxi turf war severed her spinal cord and punctured both lungs, leaving her unable to walk. Yet, filming from a wheelchair, she has produced several internationally award-winning documentaries, notably the experimental Whole – A Trinity of Being.
Barry is the founder and director of Two Spinning Wheels Productions and currently lectures in film studies at the University of the Western Cape.