David is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from Melbourne, particularly interested in exploring cultural, humanitarian, environmental and social justice issues. His films cover diverse topics including sub-Saharan African migration in Morocco, electronic waste in Ghana and illegal logging in Papua New Guinea. His films have won numerous awards around the world. David was selected to participate at Berlinale Talents as part of the Berlin International Film Festival 2014. He was also a jury member at the Cinema Planeta International Environmental Film Festival 2014 in Mexico, and president of the jury at the SREM International Environmental Film Festival 2015 in Serbia.
The aim of this session is to really get us thinking and challenge ourselves about how we represent people and their stories in the most respectful and responsible way possible. To really question our methods and motives – not just for filmmakers, but for anyone who is involved in any form of “communication” or “art” that represents someone other than ourselves. To challenge ourselves to be as ethically rigorous as possible, and to consider possible creative solutions, including collaborations, as ways to most-responsibly tell stories from around the world, in the most authentic and truthful way possible.