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How I pitched my documentary to Vice

Doc filmmaker and Global Short Docs participant, Owen Kean discusses finding a story, pitching with confidence and working with Vice. By Owen Kean   Pakistan’s Forgotten Dead, has over 300,000 views on YouTube and 2 million views on Facebook. The kind of audience doc filmmaker, Owen Kean, never dreamed of reaching whilst he was filming…

A Right to Report

Though there is a growing recognition of the threats to media freedom, journalists and filmmakers are increasingly under pressure to report against the backdrop of restrictions, imprisonment and violence.   Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein was arrested and jailed in Egypt 2 years ago.   Whether you’re a freelance reporter, a large broadcaster or a…

Staff Pick: Living the Chinese Dream

For years the Chinese city of Yiwu has welcomed business-savvy Syrians, Yemenis, Libyans and Iraqis, but without laws recognising refugees many of the city’s migrants are worried about how long they will be able to stay in what has become their second home. Directed by Shanshan Chen     Q+A with the filmmaker For this…

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