Monday, December 1st, 2014

#JournalsimIsNotACrime

In addition to delivering on the edit for our upcoming film on resistance to South Africa’s apartheid state for the V&A and greasing the wheels of other upcoming commissions, I’m working pro bono for the campaign to free three journalist colleagues locked up in an Egyptian jail for doing their jobs. 29 December sees the […]

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Posters of Protest

A piece I presented for Tariq Ali’s new show on TeleSUR English about posters of protest and some inspiring activists campaigning against the School of the Americas.  

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

How Adidas supported worker rights in China factory strike

Two months since workers walked out of Yue Yuen factory that supplies for Nike, Adidas and Timberland, Leah Borromeo looks at how the brands responded.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

As the Lords has a gander at the finer details of the Lobbying Bill – which could scarily curb freedom of expression for anyone with a vested interest in a) changing the world or b) being pissed of with whatever current government is in power, I’ve been asked to make a few films on this […]

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

what is the gagging law?

got an emergency phone call from robin at 38 degrees. “you know about this gagging law thing?” yeah, i do. the lobbying bill – the thing that will silence the unions and stop third party organisations (or anybody) from criticising the government a year before an election. massive threat to democracy and free speech. “not […]

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Peter Kennard’s G8 Protest Posters

Peter Kennard and I have been doing a thing around the G8 this year. He had some images. I suggested sticking them on the t’interwebs, open sourcing them and then pasting them up on the street. They ended up in Enniskillen – the town nearest to where the G8 Summit was being held. Here, the […]

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

syria: one year on [amnesty film]

A look at the situation in Syria a year after the government’s crackdown on pro-reform protests began. Directed and edited by me, translation by Noor al-Bazzaz. Research and interviews by Amnesty International. Art by me. Sorry Peter, you ended up on the cutting room floor. Don’t forget to check out the amazing Eyes on Syria […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

occupy evicted – free speech ends where the profit margin begins

The evictions of Occupy London sites at St Paul’s Cathedral and the School of Ideas show a systemic contempt for the right to protest if that dissent threatens profit. The 80 people living at the St Paul’s site and the 40-50 living at an abandoned school building near Old Street were greeted in the small […]

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

irhal [amnesty video]

Here’s another short film made by Peter Kennard and I for Amnesty International’s Global Day of Action for human rights across the Middle East and North Africa. It premiered at a rally of thousands in London’s Trafalgar Square on 11 February 2012…one year on from Hosni Mubarak stepping down from power in Egypt.

Friday, January 27th, 2012

amnesty international trailer [video]

The 11th of February sees a national rally at Trafalgar Square in solidarity with the people in the Middle East and North Africa resisting tyrannical regimes [and some of the bastards who’ve come to replace them]. Human rights knows no borders. Unfortunately, neither do the more negative aspects of suddenly finding yourself in a position […]