UNLEASH documentary in the edit

Following on from my previous post on the 16th about the UNLEASH lab, what we are now currently editing is a pretty major piece of work. Once again to have to hand it to the Danish for having a foresight and guts to commission us to do something out of the box, for an out of the box event.

In addition to the conference videos which is a prerequisite for an event like this, they agreed to commission us to make an in depth piece – a 30 minute doc about one character. We chose Daniel. Daniel is a refugee from Burundi, who now lives in Kenya. There he lives in Kakuma refugee camp, where he has been for over 8 years.

As a result of some deep diplomatic negotiations between the Kenyan and Danish governments, they managed to get him over for UNLEASH. This gave him the opportunity to develop and pitch his idea to give refugees access to higher education inside the camps.

We’re currently in the edit, with the full piece coming out in early 2018…

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UNLEASH recap videos out now

Back in August, in collaboration with Daniel Oxenhandler + Will Sloan AKA Network Affect and the Collaboratorium, Copenhagen, we were given the opportunity of producing films for a completely unique event.

UNLEASH was an innovation lab, the most incredible thing about it was it’s truly global reach and demographic. 1000 people from all around the world, every single one of them a specialist in one of the UN sustainability goals – they were brought to Denmark and spent an intensive 10 days working out potential solutions to reaching these goals, which include access to clean water, access to education and food production. The event was organised by UNDP in association with Dalberg, the Carlsberg Foundation, Aarhus University, Deloitte and many many others.

Here’s a link to the recap videos, and currently in production is the most exciting part of our work for it – a 30 minute doc about Daniel from Burundi, but more about that in the next post.

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Growing Underground video on Zinc

Really enjoying shooting some short form video docs for online, a good opportunity to get interesting stories out to the World, and particularly appreciated by the YouTube generation.. Here’s a recent one – a piece that Zinc Media recently commissioned me to do about Growing Underground – a salad farm in a disused World War II tunnel in Clapham, London. It’s already had almost 400,000 views!

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Ethical Gold film – coming soon

Back from Uganda, and now in the editing process of the film about ethical gold mining, an African first!

Overlooked by many when they are buying a ring or even a mobile phone, the gold industry is archaic in it’s ethical approach, but now finally that is starting to change, with a new initiative that aims to improve conditions for miners, eliminate child labour, and eradicate the need for mercury to be used in the processing.

The story follows longtime gold campaigner Greg Valerio and local partner EWAD, as they visit the first Fairtrade gold mine and produce the first mercury free gold in the whole of Africa.

Here’s some photos from the project, full film coming soon…

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Harvard + MIT knowledge journey in Boston – film

Just arrived in Copenhagen where I’m going to be working with the great folks at the Collaboratorium and Network Affect for the coming weeks, including a session at CPH/DOX documentary film festival.

Here’s a piece we made in Boston back in October last year, now time to bring on the next phase.

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Tamo Junto Rio hip-hop photos in Vice

One of the key projects that I was working on this year in Rio was about the growing hip hop ‘roda de rima’ scene in the city, mainly in the peripheria of the city. Most nights of the week, young up and coming artists meet at self organized events, rhyming about the various issues that affect their lives, including Police violence, inequality, education, transportation, gangs and violence. Primarily a film project, to run soon, I have also been shooting a photo story on the subject, and this week in collaboration with John Surico and Angela Almeida, some of the photos from the piece and a great text were published in Vice.

Read the article here: http://www.vice.com/read/rio-brazil-rap-police-violence-roda-de-rima-protest-brutality

and here are a few of the shots that didn’t make the article but which are some of my personal favourites

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