Zaha Hadid was perhaps the most successful female architect there has ever been. She was one of a handful of global superstar designers who have changed the way people think about the world through buildings. Yet this wasn’t always the case, Hadid once had a reputation as unbuildable, a ‘paper architect’ whose projects began as vivid paintings of gravity-defying shapes exploding into the void. How did this extraordinary and pioneering woman – by turns charming, stubborn, visionary yet exacting – come to build the impossible?

About the directors
Lindsey Hanlon and Roger Parsons are British filmmakers. Parsons’ career includes a number of documentaries and TV series. Both of them worked on several episodes of the Imagine series.