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I AM challenges our preconceptions of diversity. It features four young performers - Andrew, Sandra, Steve and Awa - who prove one thing. We are all able to go beyond where others think we can. We all are. You are. I am. Written, Produced and Directed by Michal Dzierza www.dzierza.com Director of Photography Borja Mucientes www.borjamucientes.com Original Music Score by Olivier Depardon www.olivierdepardon.com Edited by Mike Lang Colour Grading by Priory Post Lighting by Shoot Blue Filmed on location at the London Coliseum, Covent Garden, the recording Studio at the Orpheus Centre in Godstone, the Barn Theatre in Oxted and the broadcast studio at Ridge Radio, Caterham. A massive thank you to everyone who has helped make this project happen over the summer of 2019, Moira Lambert and Sir Richard Stilgoe and all the staff at the Orpheus Centre in particular. Thank you to the real stars of the film, their parents and carers, their supporters and friends, some of whom also appear in the film. Many thanks to the staff and volunteers at all the venues we filmed in - without your generosity none of this would be possible.
Claudia Monja is a ballet dancer at Joburg Ballet in South Africa. She was born in Cuba, where she learned to dance. But she wouldn't be principal senior soloist today if it wasn't for one person in her life. Filmed on location at Joburg Ballet, Johannsburg, South Africa. See more images of Claudia: dzierza.com/joburg-ballet-claudia-monja-ballet-dancer dzierza.com
Tobishinobi - Love/Hate/London
Today meet Tobi, aka Tobishinobi, a photographer and a talented - and prolific - Instagram influencer. His urban shots have attracted attention of many brands and publications. Tobi himself is a Londoner, but is currently based in Chicago and has therefore a unique perspective on the city he's spent most of his life in. Remember the rule: two questions, one Londoner, one minute. Here are Tobi's 'loves' and 'hates'. See all episodes in the series: https://www.facebook.com/lovehateldnp... Or on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovehateldn
Alison - Love/Hate/London
This is episode 7 of my series called Love/Hate/London. I ask two questions - what do you love and hate about London - and condense the answers into 1-minute films. This is the first longer video in the series. Take a few moments to see London through the eyes of Alison Kriel. Alison has been a very successful headteacher who turned an underperforming school in Hackney into one of the best schools in London, by focusing on diversity, inclusivity and both her students' and her teachers' well-being. She is now working on an educational project Above&Beyond which aims to give schools and teachers worldwide a platform to exchange ideas and improve education for the next generation. As you will see, for Alison diversity is what makes London special. Very important words at a time when we seem to create more and more divisions and uncertainty. To see all videos in the series so far go to: https://www.facebook.com/lovehateldnproject/
Barber Shop (iPhone doc)
Filmed in 2015 on iPhone 6 in Dubuque, Iowa. Fred has been running his Art Deco barber shop for over 30 years and is one of the last remaining traditional barbers in this area. Music: Sunshine Moonshine by Richard Lacy, Sarah Elisabeth Lacy and David Bird More + stills: http://dzierza.com/2015/05/the-coolest-place-ive-visited-in-a-while/
The Aegean (iPhone film)
Shot with an iPhone 6, The Aegean is my short tribute to one of the most stunning stretches of water in Europe. Turn the volume up and go full screen. Music: Heroes Return by Luke Richards. More on my blog: http://www.dzierza.com/2015/01/the-aegean-an-iphone-6-film/ www.dzierza.com
The Othello Project | Mohammed Ali
English Touring Theatre and Amal (a programme of the Saïd Foundation) are collaborating on The Othello Project - a series of talks, workshops and artistic responses, curated with tour venues and local artists across the 2018 UK tour of Othello. Renowned visual artist Mohammed Ali created 'Green Eyed', an artistic response to Othello for The Othello Project - Michal Dzierza caught up with him in his Studio in Birmingham. Mohammed Ali - http://www.aerosolarabic.com/ The Othello Project is supported by Amal - a programme of the Saïd Foundation, and by Saker Nusseibeh. Find out more at https://www.ett.org.uk/ and http://amal.org.uk/ Filmed and edited by Michal Dzierza | https://www.dzierza.com/ https://www.ett.org.uk/ | @ETTtweet
More: http://dzierza.com/2015/02/x-ray-audio-illegal-music-on-the-bone/ When Soviet Russia banned Western (and certain domestic) artists in the 1940s and 50s, many bootleggers started producing illegal records using old hospital x-ray films using a technology that originated from Hungary. X-Ray Audio is a project dedicated to preserving these recordings and documenting the efforts of the bootleggers. For more info go to http://www.x-rayaudio.squarespace.com . Filmed and produced by Michal Dzierza www.dzierza.com and www.meehow.co.uk.
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