Films

Documentaries, trailers and other projects from Lightgeist Media.

Germany’s Refugee Opera

Germany’s Refugee Opera

At the Union HQ of IG Metall in Frankfurt, the audience await a unique performance. They have come to see Zaide, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s unfinished opera from 1780, but with a twist. This production is performed entirely by refugees and is reimagined to tell the difficult journeys they have undertaken to reach Europe.

Lightgeist directors Louis Leeson and Patrick Hoelscher researched, filmed, and edited this film independently. It can be seen online at the IBTimes:
http://ibt.uk/A6TPP

Diane Abbott For London

Diane Abbott For London

MP Diane Abbott is campaigning to be the Labour Party candidate for the London mayoral election in 2016. The 61 year old representative for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, became the first black woman in the Houses of Parliament in 1987 and now has announced her attention to become the first black mayor of London when the incumbent mayor, Boris Johnson, will step aside to focus on representing his constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip next year. Ms Abbott’s campaign focus has been on the housing crisis to hit the capital and the lack of affordable homes for ‘ordinary Londoners’, an issue she has committed to address if elected Mayor of London.

Lightgeist Media and Platform-7 collaborated to produce this film for the Diane For London press team.

The 2048 Group

The 2048 Group

The 2048 group consists of a number of senior health policymakers, clinicians and patients who meet and have lively, solutions-focused debate of some of the key issues facing healthcare in Britain, looking forwards to the centenary of the NHS in 2048.

In a series of in depth interviews produced by Lightgeist Media, the 2048 Group draws on the experience and perspectives of those involved in the delivery of care that is person centred and involves patients at the design level.

The full series of films can be found on here.

Premiere – 20,000 Days on Earth

Premiere – 20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth depicts 24 hours in the life of cult writer and musician Nick Cave. It is the incredible directorial debut of Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and Lightgeist Media were delighted to be invited to the premiere and gala event to cover the red carpet, back stage, and after party for Picturehouse Cinemas at the Barbican Centre.

An Interview with Fahma Mohamed

An Interview with Fahma Mohamed

“Fahma is one of nine daughters in a Somali family that moved to Britain when she was seven. Now 17, she is part of a new generation of anti-FGM campaigners determined to make politicians sit up and listen, and finally end female genital mutilation. A trustee of the charity Integrate Bristol, which fights against FGM, she has now become the face of the Guardian’s campaign to help end the practice. She puts it simply: ‘I want to help these girls who don’t have a voice.'”

Our directors at Lightgeist Media were commissioned to make this piece for the launch of the Guardian’s End-FGM campaign in February 2014. It was simultaneously on the front page of the print and online edition on the 06.02.2014.

European Press Prize 2013

European Press Prize 2013

This year’s European Press Prize saw Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger awarded for his paper’s coverage of the Snowden case. See Lightgeist Media’s coverage of the event for his interview and many other award winning journalist’s from all over Europe.

 

Mirror Mirror Conference

Mirror Mirror Conference

The Mirror Mirror Conference is a discussion on ageing, beauty, and fashion, and how perceptions change and evolve via the media.

Special guests included the Fabulous Fashionistas and the event was hosted at the London College of Fashion.

David Walsh at the Hugh Cudlipp Lecture

David Walsh at the Hugh Cudlipp Lecture

David Walsh, chief sports writer for the Sunday Times, speaks at the prestigious Hugh Cudlipp Lecture about his groundbreaking journalism that lead to the toppling of cycling superstar Lance Armstrong.

The full lecture can be watched here.

A Conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer

A Conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer

Lightgeist had the chance to speak with Joshua at the end of his UK tour with The Act of Killing, his only interview whilst presenting the film in the UK. He gives the viewers some in depth analysis of his ground-breaking documentary that Werner Herzog says is “powerful, surreal, and frightening.”

theactofkilling.co.uk/