WFTV Q&A: With the Co-Director & Producer; Gilberte Phanor behind the documentary The Killing of George Floyd

13th August 2020 18:00

Thursday 13 August | 18:00 – 19:00

Join WFTV for a conversation with Gilberte Phanor (Nelson Mandela: The Struggle Is My Life) Co-Director, Producer and WFTV Mentee behind the documentary 8 minutes and 46 seconds: The Killing of George FloydGillian Joseph, Sky News Presenter, will be hosting the Q&A and asking Gilberte all your questions.

In this session, Gilberte will talk about her experiences of filming her documentary following the death of George Floyd and the role it has to play in overturning oppression and institutional racism.

The documentary aired, 3 weeks after the death of George Floyd, simultaneously across Sky News, Sky Atlantic, Sky Witness and Sky Documentaries and is available on YouTube.

At the end of the session, you will have the opportunity to put your questions to the speakers during the Q&A.

Gilbert Phanor's headshotGilberte Phanor

Graphics Editor and Producer Gilberte, a TV news producer who has covered some of the biggest events of the past 20 years; including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Syrian refugee crisis and many elections, both in the UK and US. She is adept at gaining access to institutions, locations and contributors. She has written and produced documentaries for Sky, including the New York Festivals’ Gold Medal winning, Nelson Mandela: The Struggle Is My Life.

Currently Gilberte is Graphics Editor at Sky News where she is the editorial lead for the newsroom. In this role she uses her flair for creative storytelling to find ways to break down complex subjects and help develop visual conceits for major news stories. She’s also developed workshops to improve creativity in newsrooms.

Gillian Joseph's headshotGillian Joseph

Gillian Joseph has more than 30 years broadcast experience, she presents Sky News at Breakfast and can be regularly seen across the rest of the output as well as reporting on the road.

She started her career with the BBC in Manchester before becoming a reporter and producer with Radio Merseyside, where she was one of the first to break the news of the James Bulger murder in 1993.

Gillian has reported for the BBC’s Black Britain programme, both the One and Six O’Clock News, Newsnight and BBC Radio. She has reported from locations across the globe, including South America, the Caribbean and Africa. She covered the death of Nelson Mandela, the 2016 historic American Presidential elections reporting from both Washington and New York and has reported on every UK General election since 2001.

8 Minutes and 46 Seconds… The Killing of George Floyd is available on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV and you watch it on YouTube here.

This is an event for all women working in the film and television industry and is open to WFTV members, please log-in to your WFTV account to watch the recording of the event.

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