Portfolio

"Tosa Mibeko" - Play by the Rules.

Drama Documentary - Director: Simon Lawson

 

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Filmed on location in Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo and in the UK, this film mixes drama and documentary to warn of the dangers of clandestine migration.

Written and directed by Nomad's Simon Lawson & produced by COI for the FCO - Lingala with English subtitles.

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Featuring Marshall Dixon.


Discrimination & Denial

Abortion law in Northern Ireland

IPPF - Campaign Video

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The 1967 Abortion Act that governs abortion law in the rest of the United Kingdom, has never been extended to Northern Ireland. Abortion is only available where a woman's medical or physical health is at serious and grave risk. The majority of women requiring a termination face the prospect and costs of travelling to England.

"Discrimination and Denial" commisioned by the International Planned Parenthood Federation is the first ever short film about the plight of Northern Irish women needing an abortion, which exposes what happens to women in Northern Ireland with a crisis pregnancy.

This project is starting to initiate public and professional dialogue on the abortion issue and is calling politicians to account on their commitments to women's rights.

Director: Nancy Platt

 


Opiates

Three films: "Use, Culture & Addiction" "Production &

Distribution" "Control & Regulation"

 

DVD - for The Open University

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Filmed on location in Canada, Tajikistan, the UK & USA, and making extensive use of historical and news archives, this series of films is a case study on Opiates for a new Open University criminology course "Crime and Justice".


BOTTLED WATER - WHO NEEDS IT?

Animation for:

 

"Environment: Journeys through a changing world"

DVD - for The Open University.

 

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Have you ever wondered where bottled water comes from and what impact this has on the environment? This animation looks at the process of producing bottled water and strives to answer the question "Who needs it?" Highlighting the effect this has our carbon footprint.


UNICEF / MANCHESTER UNITED

 

"HIV/AIDS - campaign for Sierra Leone"

Video and Radio Spots for UNICEF UK

Manchester United players Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra deliver strong messages about HIV and AIDS on behalf of UNICEF. These 'spots' were broadcast and distributed in Sierra Leone and elsewhere in West Africa during 2008 as a key part of UNICEF's HIV/AIDS educational campaign.

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Click here for Ryan Giggs's video

Click here for Patrice Evra's video (French)

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living with gorillas

"Environment: Journeys through a changing world"

DVD - for The Open University.

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Filmed on location in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda in 2007 this case study on gorilla conservation and gorilla tourism is part of a new environmental course for the Open University.


Introduction to the cold war

"Living Political Ideas "

DVD - for The Open University.

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Produced entirely from historical archive footage, this film sets out to introduce three different political interpretations of the Cold War: the arms race, ideological battles and territorial ambitions, as part of a new politics course for the Open University.

the battle of algiers

 

" Violence and Politics" also for "Living Political Ideas "

 

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As part of a case study on The Battle of Algiers Nomad interviewed former FLN military chief Saadi Yacef and former FLN combatant Zohra Drif Bitat about their roles in the Algerian liberation struggle.

youth and violence - Sierra leone

" Violence and Politics" also for "Living Political Ideas "

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In this fim we hear from Emilia Taylor and Ishmael Beah two ex-combatant youth about the role of youth in the Sierra Leone civil war.


THE HISTORY OF THE PASSBOOK

"Making social worlds" - 2007

DVD - for The Open University.

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Filmed on location in South Africa in 2007 and making extensive use of archive footage, this film traces the story behind the Passbook or Dompass   - one of the key instruments of social control in apartheid South Africa.


community forestry - india & scotland

Development Management Master's Course 2006

DVD - for The Open University.

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A series of films about the development of community forestry in India and Scotland.

Filmed on location in Himachal Pradesh India and Inverness-shire Scotland.


THE SIERRA LEONE CIVIL WAR

"War, Intervention and Development" - 2004

DVD - for The Open University.

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Filmed on location in Sierra Leone in 2003 and making extensive use of the war archive, this case study of the Sierra Leone Civil War, presented as a series of short films, forms part of a multi media package for the OU Master's course: "War Intervention and Development" which was also supported by the British Government's Conflict Prevention Fund.

The films examine: the context and history of the civil war in Sierra Leone, the roots of the conflict which led to civil war, the effects of past and present interventions and what needs to be done to address the causes of the war to build a sustainable peace.


Sounds~Write

Teacher training DVD - 2006

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Sounds~Write is an exciting, new approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing. This DVD was produced to support the intensive courses which Sounds~Write offer to teachers, educational psychologists and local authority support teams in this new approach to the teaching of literacy.


managing across boundaries

Video case study - 2006

DVD - for The Open University Business School MBA.

A case study of how MSF and other non-profit agencies manage across international, cultural and organisational boundaries.


PFI - THE STORY GOES ON

Video case study - 2006

DVD - for The Open University Business School MBA.

A case study on the Private Finance Initiative.


a fighting chance for liberia's children

UNICEF - Liberia 2001

Video for the UN Special Session on Children

Liberian boy eating a chicken foot