with Marcus Bleasdale
March 21, 2015, 4:00-5:30pm
Barbican Cinema 2
Join Marcus Bleasdale and Peter Bouckaert for a Guardian Masterclass on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 4:00 – 5:30pm.
Human Rights Watch works to uphold human dignity and defend the rights of people worldwide. During this unique masterclass, emergencies director Peter Bouckaert and leading photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale will discuss the essentials of international crisis reporting – from on-the-ground investigation methods, to techniques for ensuring stories reach the broadest audience possible.
In November 2013, Peter and Marcus began a journey to draw attention to a humanitarian crisis in a country that few people in the world even knew existed. The aim was to document the ethnic cleansing, war crimes and horrific bloodshed that was taking place in the little-known country of the Central African Republic. Culminating in the multimedia project The Unravelling, their investigations have become the most important source of information on a crisis that continues today.
This afternoon seminar is presented as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. It includes documentary footage from The Unravelling, as well as discussions on how the project was produced and disseminated. You’ll learn how Peter and Marcus used every tool available to put the story on the map, and the methods they used to capture photographs, videos and satellite imagery. You’ll also learn how they crafted their material into a compelling narrative for the public and policy-makers. If you’re passionate about human rights, this is an unmissable opportunity to learn from two of the most committed and influential human rights reporters working today.