Fundraising in a Pandemic

On the first day of our 10-day Parallel Lives event programme we focus on Fundraising in a Pandemic. I will be talking with two individuals currently working to raise funds for their respective organisations that operate in low resource settings on two different continents. Jane talks in the interview about a new campaign launched inContinue reading “Fundraising in a Pandemic”

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 asContinue reading “Parallel Lives 10-day Programme”

Parallel Lives 24 hour Newsroom

The Parallel Lives 24 hour Newsroom was hosted at the Documentary Media Centre on Wednesday 19th August (00:00-23:59). Parallel Lives is a project that covers 100+ countries and aims to connect people who create and produce documentary forms of media …. film, photography, audio & new media. The power of story-living from individuals offers aContinue reading “Parallel Lives 24 hour Newsroom”

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.

Research Project: Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives be a documentarian….……..document your life! Latin America – Africa – South Asia – South East Asia How has media technology innovation since 2000 democratized the role of documentarian? Or…..How has the smartphone given ordinary global citizens the opportunity to document their daily lives and shape their own narrative? The media structure that prevailedContinue reading “Research Project: Parallel Lives”