Journeys of Inspiration 

In a series of intimate interviews, host and co-founder of Picture People, Nick Danziger, will bring us the achievements, stories and struggles of how inspiring professionals from around the world are pursuing their careers while hoping to make a difference to the world we live in.  Many are using visual media, technology, and the creative arts to effectively expose social and environmental abuses, alter perceptions and behaviours and affect change.  


Held once a month, we will hear from a range of guests - filmmakers,  entrepreneurs, storytellers, advocates, lawyers, and educators and learn what inspires them to pursue their work, and the impact their work is having on people, communities and our planet.  Guests will also include alumni from our Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy held in Venice, Italy every year.  


Listen to an award-winning young Egyptian filmmaker who is trying to break down cultural and gender barriers, an American film producer who has been selected by Forbes 30 under 30 for her work and an Argentinian producer who uses film to showcase tragic events in Argentina and the interaction between science and the arts, and in the process be inspired! 


The first of our monthly podcast series is now available for listeners below. 

Watch this space for a new episode each month!

Hayat Aljowaily 

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Our first guest is, Hayat Aljowaily, a young Egyptian filmmaker and producer who works in Paris and strives to use documentaries to promote social cohesion and cultural understanding.  Hayat, grew up between Washington D.C, Cairo, Geneva, and New York, and attended Sciences Po and Columbia University.


Since graduation, she has worked for Marvel Studios and currently works at Mediawan. 


Aside from her work as a film professional, Hayat is also a filmmaker. Hayat’s bachelors' thesis film, Maybe Next Time, has screened at over 10 events and festivals around the world. Most notably, it won the Audience Award at the Tripoli Online Film Festival in Lebanon. She is currently developing several independent projects, including Last Call, a short film. 

Podcast - Episode 1

Ana Fraile 

Ana Fraile, a producer and filmmaker from Argentina, is our second guest for our ‘Journeys of Inspiration’ podcast series. Ana studied screenwriting at the International School of Television and Cinema and her first documentary received the National Film Academy Award for Best Documentary.


Having released her first documentary Un fueguito, about Cesar Milstein, a nobel-prize biochemist from Argentina in 2010, Ana subsequently founded Pulpofilms, a production company that specialises in creating audio-visual content in Buenos Aires.  


Ana continues to pursue her artistic vision and storytelling, by producing documentaries and short films that highlight the intersection between science and art, and the historical aspects of tragic events in Argentina.  


Find out more about what inspires Ana to pursue her career while hoping to make a difference to the world we live in.

Podcast - Episode 2