Extract from forthcoming film ‘The Moon and the City’ – imagine this view obliterated by concrete (see TCOS) And keep Sept.4th free for Thames Tides, in this year’s Thames Festival!
Re-versioning some of their existing films into tablet-based training resources – this one in Yoruba, for Ondo State. Great to work with this purposeful organisation.
Another collaboration with Crispin Hughes, the exhibition ‘Thames Tides’ is at technical rehearsal stage. Watch out for it as part of the 2016 Thames Festival.
Grace John describes working with her donkey to carry water way up the Rift Valley escarpment to the home she made in refuge from the 2008 post-election violence. Work with DSK and Hilda Kathure, sadly in post-production limbo; working animals make a huge difference to people’s lives in Kagoto, but they deserve care and support …
Mass Observation brought young people in to the Digital Humanities Lab for an experimental, creative day, archiving their favourite objects… we produced audio and photographic records of their ideas to be used in an interactive resource Another collaboration with Crispin Hughes
Breathing and breathlessness approached from the arts and humanities; the lived experience and how it can be expressed, in complement to the clinical perspective. Creative performance as much as academic launch – a pleasure to film! And their research work is just beginning…
Hilda Kathure leads a brainstorm to build the storyboard for a training video commission in Kenya. Egyptian, Ethiopian and Kenyan experiences all fed into a clear-cut ‘how-to’ package of booklet and short film.
Short version of a story reminding us about empathy in tough circumstances; working animals and working children
Pleasing request from Ced Hesse of IIED; can they use ‘Moving with the Times‘ to explain pastoralist lives and livelihoods to Ethiopian University students? “…under-graduate and post-graduate curricula of Bule-hora, Jigiga & Semera universities… to contribute to resilient, peaceful and equitable development in the drylands of Ethiopia.” (click to play) The original 2002 commission from SOS Sahel aimed to de-stigmatise ‘feckless wanderers’ and present…
Welfare of children and the animals they live and work with seem to be linked: ‘teaser’ for a longer project on the lives of workers at Gujarati brick-kilns.
So happy some of my favourite time-lapses to be included – Prof.Sella at Royal Society 18:30 Monday 9-2-15 portrait Crispin Hughes
Just back from v engaging commission – brick kilns in India
another film with Wellcome Trust and Hearing the Voice, U.Durham
Adam’s powerful film will be on in a cemetery, for better or worse Looking forward to making more films with Hearing the Voice members soon Saturday 2 August, 4.30 – 6pm Southern Grove Community Centre, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, London TICKETS are free but bookings are essential
Hurrah, some of my recent collaborative work with young people is online now. They aren’t talking about their OWN sexual experiences: they’re bringing Dr.Ester McGeeney’s research work to life on screen, re-telling interview stories from other young people Rebecca tells ‘Indiah’s’ story Ester’s project blog
Transport matters; for me, that means a bicycle – but in a developing country I might wish for a donkey. Carrying water home, never mind food relief in a drought or other emergency, usually falls to women – and a bit of help saves lives.
The Merti Maarifa video team is growing and strengthening – they made the most of our very little training time together this February with great skill-sharing in remote Merti Collaborating on an edit plan using the old technology of paper cards – like a Hollywood script team, back in the bright lights of Isiolo town…
Climate change adaptation needs good governance. Local film-makers documented a pilot project in Isiolo, Kenya, linking these ideas with the unfolding of Kenya’s new constitution. Here’s the short version, in English; there’s one in KiSwahili too. A 20-minute edition is used in the roll-out to other arid counties including Turkana and Wajir
Seeing this ship in the media since it got trapped in the Antarctic ice with journalists on board… Here’s my favourite photo from a work trip to the Arctic on this same vessel back in 2008. (Along with 28 teenagers from around the world, blogging and making their own short films with our support.)…
Enjoying working with Brook and U.Sussex. Have to avoid uploading any videos with titles like ‘Good Sex with Young People’, but such an important idea – to include ‘Pleasure’ in sex education, not just ‘Pathology’!