Reportage Club


A simple concept…..invite guests to discuss documentary media related subjects. Each event is recorded and available to view on our Documentary Media Centre You Tube channel

Examples of previous Reportage Club themes and guests:

  • The Syria Crisis – in partnership with the Prevent programme. Dr Halla Diyab (Liberty Media Productions) and Dr Omar Gabbar (Hand in Hand for Syria charity).
  • Coordinating Volunteers at London 2012 – Gaynor Nash.
  • Working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo – Steve Crump.
  • Radio Broadcasting at the BBC – Rupal Rajani, BBC Radio Leicester Presenter.
  • The Regional Press and the New Regulator IPSO – Keith Perch (former Editor of the Leicester Mercury).
  • Making the News – Jim Davies, Journalist, Broadcaster on BBC Radio Leicester.
  • Documentary Filmmaking – Tristan Anderson, Founder of DocHeads / BAFTA Award Winner.
  • Making Your First Feature  – Rhys Davies, local filmmaker (Finding Richard).
  • Borneo Tribes – Dr Huw Barton, Bio Archaeologist, University of Leicester.
  • Being a Press Photographer – Beth Walsh, Leicester Mercury.
  • Young People and Community Activism – Brahmpreet Gulati, Voices 4 Change.
  • The Situation in Gaza – a Q&A event with an Israeli and Palestinian representative from the One Voice Movement – partnership event with the Prevent programme.
  • Disability in Film and Television – Dr Anna Claydon, University of Leicester.
  • Northern Ireland Flag Protests and Social Media – Dr Paul Reilly, University of Leicester – hosted as part of the Conflict Reportage theme of Documentary Media Month.
  • ‘Bodies as Sites of War‘ – Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan, CEO Zinthiya Trust – discusses her work around Women & Girls issues including FGM, Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage through her charity, and her international work in Sri Lanka and Nepal.
  • ‘Suspended Disbelief’ – Julian Harrison – discusses the research around his book on the Holocaust and on-going research trips to Eastern Europe.
  • Colours of Leicester – Kulsum Hafeji – discusses the instagram based photography project and bringing the community closer together through stories of the people she meets walking around Leicester.
  • Human Remains in Museums – Dr Angela Stienne – a museum researcher and communicator with interest in the past and contemporary engagements with human remains in museums. Angela is passionate about sharing the modern and contemporary stories of mummies in museums worldwide and actively researches and formulates new ways to address issues surrounding the retention and display of human remains in museums.
  • Pushing Through The Barriers – David Needham – in 2014 David got diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). For those of you that aren’t familiar with this condition, it’s a progressive disease that over time deprives a sufferer of the ability to walk, hold, talk and eventually breath.
  • Horace Films – Cameron Savage – Cameron known professionally as Cameron Lee Horace was born in Gibraltar; moving back to the United Kingdom with his family when he was one year old. As a child, Cameron was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and lives with various challenges and anxieties that others may not be able to see. 

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