Parallel Lives 10-day Programme

Thursday 11th – Saturday 20th February

Welcome to the Parallel Lives 10-day programme – each day I will host interviews with documentarians throughout the majority world covering Central & South America, Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia.

I’ll post a blog each day with relevant documentary film, photography, audio, and new media materials included as sources of information.

Several interviews will be pre-recorded but the majority are being live-streamed through the Documentary Media Centre Facebook Page.

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Programme: a blog will be posted to cover each day –

Day 1 – Thursday 11th – Fundraising in a Pandemic – Jane Holden from the Andrew Grene Foundation (Haiti) and Ken Dunn from Africa’s Gift (Lesotho)

Day 2 – Friday 12th – Human Trafficking – DMU Communication Arts students online ‘Community Media Cafe’ & Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan (Sri Lanka / Nepal)

Day 3 – Saturday 13th – World Radio Day – Community Radio Showcase in partnership with Rob Watson of DeCentered Media – ‘live’ via YouTube stream

Day 4 – Sunday 14th – Child Trauma & Conflict – Prof. Panos Vostanis (Greece)

Day 5 – Monday 15th – Social Activism – Kavita Ashok (India), Pallavi Priya (India), Bazlur Rahman (Bangladesh) & Kieran Breen (UK)

Day 6 – Tuesday 16th – Photography from Africa – John Wambugu & Joel Lukhovi (Kenya)

Day 7 – Wednesday 17th – Memories of Home – how do we keep the memories alive when we move away from our home?

Day 8 – Thursday 18th – Students and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Uchyu Vanara (Cambodia), Steve Graham (Cambodia) and Mark Charlton (UK)

Day 9 – Friday 19th – Focus on South America – Peru / Colombia / Brazil

Day 10 – Saturday 20th – World Day of Social Justice – Pakistan Showcase with co-host Andy Goss

I hope you enjoy the programme.

John Coster

Founder – Documentary Media Centre




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