Reportage Club: Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan

Please join me for a Reportage Club ‘in-conversation’ event with Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan on Thursday 28th February from 6pm. The event is hosted in the Documentary Media Centre pop-up, Shires Lane, Highcross Leicester. Zinthiya will be discussing her book, ‘Bodies as Sites of War‘, her work around Women & Girls issues including FGM, Honour Based Violence and Forced…

Reportage Club: Julian Harrison

Please join me for a Reportage Club ‘in-conversation’ event with Julian Harrison on Monday 4th March from 6pm. The event is hosted in the Documentary Media Centre pop-up, Shires Lane, Highcross Leicester. Julian will be discussing the research around his book ‘Suspended Disbelief’, his on-going research trips to Eastern Europe and the role of women…

Documentary Media Centre Pop-Up

John Coster explains the ‘Parallel Lives‘ project with its support of global documentarians. The project is part of the 6 week pop-up ‘Documentary Media Centre’ installation at Highcross Leicester. Thanks to the Communication Arts BA (Hons) students who gave up their free time to record my thoughts.

Tuesday 6th November: After the Conflict

Join us for this documentary media showcase on what happens ‘After the Conflict’……how do people return home, what do they find….how do they continue to live? Drawing on personal stories from Bosnia to Cambodia, Rwanda to the Rohingya. Venue: DMU Campus, Mill Studios MS0.25 Start time: 6pm FREE entry – open to students, staff & public. Documentary film…

Wednesday 7th November: Podcast ‘Live’

Doc Media Festival Podcast ‘Live’ event in partnership with Dr. Rob Watson, Decentered Media. Venue: DMU Campus, Mill Studios MS0.25 Start time: 6.30pm FREE entry – open to students, staff & public.   The panel will discuss the role of documentary media (film, photography, audio and new media) and screen trailers & short clips of their work:…

Thursday 8th November: BURKINABÈ RISING

Documentary film showcase screening of ‘BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso’ Directed by Iara Lee (Cultures of Resistance Films) Venue: DMU Campus, Mill Studios MS0.25 Start time: 6pm FREE entry – open to students, staff & public. A small landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community…

Another News Story

I enjoyed (not really the right word) this excellent documentary screened at Phoenix Cinema – part of the 2018 Journeys Festival International in Leicester. Thanks to Oli Page for the invitation to the screening and opportunity to facilitate the post-screening Q&A with Dimple Patel. Another News Story takes a fresh view of the European refugee…