Media Tribe

This episode features Oscar nominated, BAFTA and Emmy award winning director, Edward Watts. Edward has directed twenty-five narrative and documentary films, telling true stories from far flung corners of the world. His most recent film 'For Sama', which he co-directed with Waad al-Kateab received worldwide critical acclaim. Ed has made documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 and PBS Frontline to name a few.

We chat about Edward’s humble beginnings making tea for TV executives, the responsibility that came with making a film like 'For Sama' and 'Escape from ISIS', his film about Yazidi women being held captive by the Islamic State.

Show Notes

Hosted and produced by Shaunagh Connaire and edited by Ryan Ferguson.

What is Media Tribe?

Media Tribe is a show that tells the story behind the storyteller. It's an opportunity to step into the shoes of the most respected journalists, directors and media executives.

Each episode looks at the journalist's journey into the industry, the impact they’ve had along the way and some of their most crazy experiences working in the industry. The stories that never quite made it to air!

Shaunagh interviews some of the most respected journalists, Oscar-nominated filmmakers and executives from across the globe, including Channel 4’s Jon Snow, BBC’s Kate Adie, The New York Times' Pulitzer Prize winner Malachy Browne, CNN’s Nima Elbagir and Rana Ayyub of the Washington Post to name a few.