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30’ Creative Documentary for BBC
One of three teams that won the ‘Right Here’ opportunity to direct a 30 minute documentary for BBC Scotland. An initiative by Scottish Documentary Institute, Screen Scotland and BBC. Filming in progress and due to be broadcast February 2020. Watch this space!
Strike for Freedom: Frederick Douglass in Scotland.
15’ cinematic documentary commissioned by Edinburgh University, UK.
Talk & film toured around Scotland during Black History Month 2019. Film is now being shown along with the US drama ‘Harriet’ in film festivals and cinemas.
Upcoming dates: Inverness Film Festival 2019. 8pm, 9th November.
Dundee Contemporary Arts 30th November 2019.
Produced and directed by Parisa Urquhart, edited by Ling Lee & filmed by Fraser Rice. Drone by Airborne lens. EMI music. Dubbing mix Tom Drew.
Channel 4 News: Sexual Harassment in Coworking Sector
5’ Channel 4 News Film on sexual harassment in the Coworking Sector. Broadcast 27th January 2019. Produced and directed by Parisa Urquhart. Cameraperson Caroline Bridges. Reporter Anja Popp.
First time in Scotland Lord Provost hosts a Civic Reception Acknowledging City’s Involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
This engaging 4minute film showcases Eva Bolander, Glasgow's Lord Provost, hosting a Civic Reception to acknowledge Glasgow's links to the transatlantic slave trade. Amazing historians, musicians, poets and filmmakers take part. Filmed and edited by Urquhart Media
Should Scotland's Statues linked to Slavery be Taken Down?
A 40 second video of Sir Geoff Palmer's opinion on the debate as to whether Scotland's statues linked to slavery should be taken down or their plaques updated. Filmed and edited by Urquhart Media
Channel 4 News : Time to Acknowledge that Henry Dundas Delayed the Abolition of the Slave Trade on his Plaque?
5’ Film broadcast on the 12th September 2018. The debate surrounding the inscription on the Melville Monument of Henry Dundas, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh and the push for a truthful plaque. Produced and Directed by Parisa Urquhart. Filmed by Julian Schwanitz & Diego Almazan. Drone by Airborne Lens. Sound by Bob McDougal. Soundtrack by Mogwai.
Canadian TV News: Henry Dundas in Canada
Canadian TV News Piece about Henry Dundas inspired by Urquhart Media’s Channel 4 News film. Broadcast 19th September 2018 on the removal of statues linked to scotsmen Henry Dundas and Canada's first Prime Minister Macdonald.
Footage sold to Canadian TV by Urquhart Media.
Melville Monument, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh - Time for the plaque to be updated?
This is a video to help encourage the Council to change the wording on the plaque of the Henry Dundas Statue, Edinburgh.
This 10’ video explains how Henry Dundas delayed the abolition of slavery for fifteen years and supported slavery as a means to ensure the economic benefit of the UK. Sir Geoff Palmer challenges the arguments that the descendent of Henry Dundas, Robert (Bobby) Dundas gives to defend his ancestor. Palmer then supports the petition submitted to Edinburgh City Council to change the wording on the plaque to make a more balanced truthful description of Dundas's actions.
Filmed and edited by Urquhart Media
Interview About '1745' - A Short Film about Two Runaway Slaves in Scotland.
Here's an interview with sisters, Morayo and Moyo Akandé. Morayo wrote the screenplay, Moyo was the script developer and both acted as sisters in their short film '1745'. (Director: Gordon Napier)
"When two young black slaves escape into the wilds of 18th century Scotland, they must use all of their courage and strength to survive, unite, and stay free. On their journey they rediscover their spiritual and cultural connection to one another in pursuit of freedom through a foreign land set against an epic and elemental backdrop at a turbulent time in Scotland’s history."
Filmed and edited by Urquhart Media
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