The Messenger is the Message
Michael Sheridan will speak at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, England, (July 2, 13:00-14:30) about his work to put Afghans and Haitians in charge of the storytelling about their community’s economic and social development issues.
Michael went to Afghanistan in 2009 to make a documentary on effective development from the perspective of Afghan villagers. He trained Afghan women and men in lived-reality documentary filmmaking and they produced ten short films that provide a unique view of Afghans’ daily efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. Community Supported Film completed a similar project with Haitians at the end of 2014. The films allow Haitians to report on their country’s social and economic development 5 years after the devastating earthquake.
Michael is a filmmaker and educator whose documentary films address issues of social and economic development and the tipping point between order and chaos.
Thursday, July 2, 13.00-14.30
Institute of Development Studies, Room 221, University of Sussex, Brighton
Tuesday, July 7, 12:00-13:00
The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR