"A LIFE IN CHAINS" SELECTED FOR THE SEMI-FINAL OF “GOLDEN KAPOK AWARD”

"A LIFE IN CHAINS" SELECTED FOR THE SEMI-FINAL OF “GOLDEN KAPOK AWARD”

October 25, 2017

Dear participator of “Golden Kapok Award” competition GZDOC 2017: I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for your active participation in “Golden Kapok Award” Competition. The Organizing Committee of GZDOC has called for 4239 entries for competition, screening and DOC shop, including 1052 films for competition, which hit a history record. From June to September, there were 64 judges participating in the pre-selection process and the Jury finally selected 200 from thousands of films. It is our great pleasure to inform you that your film "A Life in Chains" has been selected for the semi-final of “Golden Kapok Award” competition GZDOC 2017.

The film shortlist will be released on the WeChat official account in batches.

TAIYE SELASI

TAIYE SELASI

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure to shoot this video interview with Taiye Selasi at M-Bassy (Hamburg) and this short video appeared on their Instagram account. Taiye Selasi is a writer and photographer of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin. Ghana Must Go her debut novel published in 2013 was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

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MY WORK AS DOP

MY WORK AS DOP

October 19, 2017

During the past 2 years my work and focus have changed. Videography is becoming my first "occupation" and I am also pleased I have been working as Director Of Photography for independent Filmmakers and productions, supporting talented people in creating their visual stories and content. I am pleased and honoured I have been working with Yasser Salem a Sirian and gifted Director who came to Germany to escape war and persecution.

LOST ROOTS

LOST ROOTS

October 16, 2017

I have been working on a long term personal project. A video documentary about war and its consequences. I was in Mumbai (India) to shoot the first episode of the movie. I had the honour of knowing Bansi Singh...it was touching talking about the story of her life and I fell honoured she talked to me about her feelings and pain during the hard days of her life.

BARCLAYCARD PROJECT

BARCLAYCARD PROJECT

October 14, 2017

Yesterday I was shooting a short video for the a new Barclaycard project: MAKE A DIFFERENCE, a campaign focused on citizenship and volunteering where Barclaycard colleagues globally (UK, US, Hamburg) are encouraged to support their local community during this month.

"Our citizenship agenda is underpinned by our ‘Shared Growth Ambition’ which simply means that when we make a positive impact on society, it also helps us (i.e. it’s a win win). There are three pillars to the Shared Growth Ambition and most activity taking place in MAD will fall into one of the pillars: Access to employment, Access to digital and financial empowerment,Access top financing."