Documentary

I am the founder of Four Freedom Films, an independent documentary film production company based in London that brings the stories of individuals and communities affected by poverty, conflict and political oppression to a worldwide audience.

I have a keen interest in telling stories of national and international significance through the mouths of the individuals they affect. My aim is to give a voice to those who are unrepresented, whether by their community, their government, the international community or the world’s media.

I am currently working on Lions & Tigers, a feature documentary telling the incredible story of South Sudan’s national wheelchair basketball team, established two weeks after the country won its independence in July 2011.

In 2013 I produced and directed The Second Crisis, a short documentary film about the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on impoverished Jordanians.

Lions & Tigers – Wheelchair basketball in South Sudan

Having spent several months in South Sudan since it voted to become independent in January 2011, I returned to the country in July 2012 to begin shooting the inspiring story of South Sudan’s national wheelchair basketball team.

When civil war broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, many of the players fled the country to escape the slaughter. In 2015, I spent three months in Kenya and Ethiopia filming the players who had once again become refugees, and in January 2016 filmed those players who had remained in the South Sudan capital, Juba.

In 2016 some of the displaced players returned to South Sudan, only to be forced to flee once more when war broke out again in July that year.

The latest phase of filming was in October-December 2018, when the team was trained towards its first international by US wheelchair basketball coach Jess Markt.

For more details of the film, please visit the Lions & Tigers page on Chuffed.org.

The Second Crisis – Syrian refugees in Jordan

In 2013 I travelled to Jordan where I produced and directed a groundbreaking short documentary film about the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on the local population in Jordan. To contribute to the crowdfunding campaign to help publicise and distribute the film, please visit www.thesecondcrisis.com

The film tells the story from the viewpoint of local Jordanians whose lives have been thrown into poverty and chaos by the arrival into their towns and cities of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in the space of just a few months.

Living increasingly beyond their means and threatened with eviction from their homes, these impoverished local people tell how they have been victimised by local landlords and have started to feel like second class citizens in their own towns.

Although Syrian refugees have largely been welcomed in Jordan, tension is rising between the two communities as they try to co-exist in increasingly difficult circumstances.

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If you would like to commission, screen, collaborate on or help fund a documentary film or news package in these or other areas, please get in touch.

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