Students funded in 2011
In 2011 eight students received bursaries, covering stories including women learning Kung Fu in Kenya and the decline of the moustache in India. See below for more - or click here to find clips at our YouTube channel. Funding was awarded as part of One World Media's Student Programme.
William Hartley, University of Salford
The Changing Face of India (TV)
For centuries beards and moustaches have been integral to Indian culture. This film will give a history of India through the medium of the Indian Moustache, and look at the notion of whether there is an increasing westernisation of India.
To watch a clip from the film see right - or go to our YouTube channel for more clips from the students' work.
Evrydiki Katsoulaki, Cardiff University
The Beauty Behind the Veil (print)
Focusing on the hijab as a fashion statement, this print article will explore how Muslim women feel about the veil. The veil is often worn proudly by college girls or independent single women as a symbol of Islamic identity, and this piece will articulate how women's sexuality can be elegantly reflected through this modest fashion.
Lucy Laycock, University of Westminster
The Doctor Who Dreamed (radio)
In many developing world countries, a child with Type 1 diabetes faces a lifetime of discrimination and an ongoing struggle for survival. But in India, one inspirational doctor is struggling in the face of stigma and poverty to give diabetic children the chance of a normal life.
Clare Salisbury, University College Falmouth
Aid20 / Mobile Africa: From the Roots Up (radio/multimedia)
In the developing world, advances in technology are already having profound social consequences. This radio programme will look at the ways that NGOs in Ethiopia and Kenya are using new technologies, including mobile phones, to deliver aid. For an industry which revolves around education and human support, is technology the way forward?
Giselle Santos, London College of Communication
Bagong Silang (TV)
Bagong Silang (New Born) is a short documentary film about a community living in a cemetery on the outskirts of Manila, Philippines. It will tell the story of this extraordinary, resilient, and resourceful community that has made the graveyard not only their home but also their place of work.
Jeong-One Park, Royal Holloway
Kung-Fu Grandma (TV)
In the Korogocho slum in Nairobi, a group of women in their 50s to 80s is learning Kung-Fu. The women have been targets for sexual violence because of the erroneous belief that intercourse with an elderly woman can cure AIDS. This film will feature these Kung-Fu grandmothers and explore the dark circumstances motivating them.
Philip Pendlebury, University of Salford
North Korea. Open. (TV)
This is an expedition into the world's most alienated nation state, following local music promoter and travel agent Dylan Harris as he tries to organise North Korea's first international golf tournament.
Josefin Wendel, University of Sheffield
High Peak Learning (print)
In Nepal, against the backdrop of the breathtaking Himalayan mountains, and with widespread political instability and corruption, media students in Nepal are learning what it means to be journalists. This piece will tell the story of the first cohort of students at Kathmandu University to graduate in media studies.
Sofia Bouzidi and Onyeka Igwe
God Save the Punk (TV)
There is now an emerging movement of young people who use Islam and punk as a way of defining their lives. In this film Sofia Bouzidi - who is British, Algerian, and punk - takes us inside this growing culture in Algeria and the UK.
One World Media would like to thank the professional judges who gave their time and expertise in selecting the bursary winners in 2011:
- Eric Harwood, documentary filmmaker
- Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor, Channel 4 News
- Isabel Hilton, journalist and broadcaster
- Seetha Kumar, former head of bbc.co.uk, and Trustee of One World Media
- Olly Lambert, documentary filmmaker
- Myles Wickstead CBE, former Head of Secretariat to the Commission for Africa, and Chair of Trustees, One World Media