Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Guardian Films team, talk about their films

Extra members are invited to spend an evening with the award-winning Guardian Films team, who will bring you with them on their eight-year journey from print to investigative films on the web.

1. An evening with the Guardian Films team
2. Morning conference room, The Guardian and Observer offices, 90 York Way, Kings Place, London N1 9GU
3. Date: 17 March 2011
4. Time: 6:45pm
5. Duration: Two hours

They'll talk about how they made these films on topics that have included everything fromuncovering the English Defence League and Sean Smith's visceral film on the Afghan front line to the scandal of British girls being sent abroad for female genital mutilation. What are the challenges of filming in the world's most dangerous countries? How does the team find new sources and film makers? And, closer to home, how to avoid getting caught while filming inside one of the UK's most notorious prisons.

Also, working with some of the newspaper's most talented investigative journalists such as Ian Cobain, David Leigh and Felicity Lawrence, the team will explain how strong film making is just another way to deliver some of the Guardian's best values.

The evening will start with a talk and screening, followed by a Q&A with
Maggie O'Kane on the challenges of moving foreign and investigative journalism from print to the digital platform; Jacqui Timberlake, the head of Guardian Films production, on how the world of film making has been transformed by the digital revoluion; Guy Grandjean on his personal journey from TV researcher to producer/director and Chavala Madlena on how to make a successful start in the business.

The event takes place on Thursday 17 March and starts at 7pm (doors open at 6.45pm). The venue is the Guardian's offices at Kings Place.

Tickets cost £6 and admission includes a complimentary glass of wine.

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