Georgia is an experienced producer, director and editor. Her first documentary film, set in Kenya explored the threats facing a unique Swahili community on Lamu Island on the border with Somalia. On a trip to the Middle East in 2011 Georgia was unjustly arrested on charges of international arms trading, she faced over thirty years in prison. After spending months on trial she was given a suspended sentence and has since never taken anything for granted. Georgia set up GroundTruth Productions with Sophia in 2012 and has since travelled across Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East making documentary films.
Sophia is an experienced producer, director and cinematographer and has worked extensively as a self shooting camerawoman across the globe on projects for the BBC, UN, PBS, CBC, The New York Times and Human Rights Watch among others. Sophia has been arrested in Lagos and been chased by gangs in Kenya during the 2007 election violence. In 2008 Sophia found herself crouching in a trench in Eastern Congo with bullets flying over head, it was then she decided to commit her life to the capturing of human stories from some of the most difficult places on our planet.
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Umair has been working to install determination and discipline into the lives of young children growing up in tough environments and provides mentoring for ex-offenders looking to use entrepreneurship as a method of progression following prison time. He has worked and provided research for many Muslim organisations based in the UK in the hope of tackling Extremism and Islamophobia. In 2012 he set up a debate club in order to bring together voices from within the British Muslim community to discuss pressing issues and current affairs. Umair is now focusing on making documentaries.
Obi is an accomplished photographer, cinematographer and editor who has honed his skills, over the past decade, as a Military Photographer for the British Army. His experience and style has led him to the world of documentary film making where he has travelled extensively world-wide and created pieces on a variety of subjects, from armed conflicts to music and fashion. In his career he has filmed pieces for the BBC, ITV and Sky news networks as well as working on a Channel 4 documentary covering the end of the War in Afghanistan.