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.

Friday, March 15th, 2013

syria: two years of bloodshed [amnesty film]

The latest in my series of films for Amnesty International on torture and violent oppression from all sides of the Syrian conflict…and the need for a human rights revolution. This film coincides with the release of two new briefings from Amnesty International. The first focuses on summary killings and other abuses by armed opposition groups. […]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

free syria air force [random acts]

When I asked Channel 4’s legal department what they thought of me making a film about a bunch of artist / activists launching an airstrike on the Syrian Embassy, I received the most passive-aggressive invite to a legal and compliance workshop. Something along the lines of “we would love to see you at this”…. When […]

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 […]

Monday, March 19th, 2012

syria anniversary calendar

On the 15th of March 2011, Syrians got proper angry. Regime. Dictator. A neo-fascist Baath party more concerned with keeping its clutches on power than on the rights of its citizens. Murderous nasty thing. So demos happened. And the previously cloaked evil that guides Bashar Al-Assad’s regime shone through the mesh. One year on, I […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

it’s not over [amnesty video]

On 11 February 2011, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from thirty years of power after weeks of mass protest across Egypt. One year on, changes across the Middle East and North Africa have pushed the media’s lenses towards Syria, Bashar Al-Assad’s Baathist regime and the struggles of a Syrian resistance fighting a year-long battle […]

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 […]

Monday, November 21st, 2011

olympic ideal puts money before democracy

A series of Home Office proposals could ban protests during the London 2012 Olympic games. In reaction to the longevity and scale of recent Occupy London takeovers of public and private space at St Paul’s Cathedral, Finsbury Square and a former UBS bank, ministers are reported to be drafting legislation loosely based on part 3 of the Police […]

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

we have the right to be safe

This is the third in the latest set of films for Amnesty International about Syrian exiles living in the UK. It’s a bit of a hatchet job on the group “Syrians In Britain”, a gang of Assad loyalists with thinly-veiled fascist sympathies. Nice…. From the Amnesty bumph: Amnesty International UK joined with over 2000 Syrians […]