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Peter Snowdon: British Journalist & Documentary Filmmaker

Apr 27, 2011, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Peter Snowdon is a British journalist and documentary filmmaker who has extensive experience of working in India, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as with NGOs and activist groups in Europe. In the 1990s, he worked as a consultant to UNESCO on development and culture, and advised the International Society for Ecology and Culture on their antiglobalisation campaign. He lived in Cairo, Egypt, from 1997 to 2000, where he was a staff writer at Al Ahram Weekly. Since 2000, he combines freelance filmmaking and journalism with long stints working in press and communications for intergovernmental organizations. His films have been screened around the world, where they have won awards in festivals, launched political campaigns, and been exhibited in museums and art galleries. Peter holds an MFA in Transmedia from Saint Lukas Hogeschool, Brussels. He is currently an LSM doctoral research fellow in the MAD Faculty (Media, Art and Design), at University of Hasselt, where he is developing a long format film/video installation about an indigenous community in Peru.