UPF, Young Achievers & Universal Peace Federation-UK
In Association with “ALL” All Ladies League - London
Invites you to attend
An Evening with Farrukh Dhondy & Matteo Bergamini - “Doing Well and Doing Good”
Refreshments from 6.00 pm with prompt start at 6.30 – 8.00 pm
We look forward to interviewing an amazingly accomplished filmmaker, screen writer and formerly Ch 4, commissioning editor. He will be interviewed by Gul Khan, who is a documentary maker as well as UPF Ambassador for Peace but more pertinently, Chair of ALL- (All Ladies League) co - sponsor, of the event.
We will also interview one of UPF's young achievers, Matteo Bergammini. It will be exciting to have a young as well as an accomplished filmaker.
We will have refreshments at 6.00 pm for a 6.30 pm start, but please come earlier to greet one another. We aim to end at approximately 8 pm. Through the interviews, our guests will share about their life experiences and success; their personal path as well as professional life.
Farrukh Dhondy is an Indian-born British writer, playwright, screenwriter and left-wing activist of Parsi descent, who resides in the United Kingdom. He is well known not only for his writing, but also for his film and TV work.
Dhondy's literary output is vast, including books for children, textbooks and biographies, as well as plays for theatre and scripts film and television. He is also a columnist, a biographer (of C. L. R. James; 2001), and media executive (Channel Four Commissioning Editor 1984–97). During his time with Channel Four, he wrote the comedy series Tandoori Nights (1985–87) for the channel, which concerned the rivalry of two curry house owners.
Children's Rights Workshop Other award: 1977, for East End at Your Feet, and 1979, for Come to Mecca, and Other Stories;
Collins/Fontana Award for Come to Mecca, and Other Stories;
Received the Samuel Beckett Award for the television play Romance, Romance.
Works represented in Children's Fiction in Britain, 1900-1990 exhibition, British Council's Literature Department, 1990;
Whitbread Award for first novel, 1990, for Bombay Duck.
Matteo Bergamini completed his undergraduate degree in Politics & History at the UNIVERSITY OF BRUNEL in 2014 and a Graduate diploma in Law in 2015. During this time he launched his own multi-media network called SHOUT OUT UK.
During 2015, Bergamini launched his first investigative documentary ‘Anonymous: A Million Men’. The documentary includes interviews with Russel Brand, Conservative MP Chloe Smith and the secretive organisers of the Million Mask March itself. The film was later acquired by Shorts International for worldwide distribution.
On the 28th April 2015, in collaboration with Channel 4 and ITN, Shout Out UK, launched Britain’s first ever Youth Leaders’ Debate. The event gathered 7 leaders of the seven largest British parties’ youth wings to debate on political issues. After 10 minutes #YouthLeaders was trending in the top six on twitter.
His journalist experiences expanded from the corridors of Westminster to the steps of the US Embassy, where he did a full 45 minute interview with the then Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun. In May 2015 he was invited to become an ESRC Knowledge Exchange Fellow. In March 2016, he was declared the winner of the Harrow Business Den 2016. In 2016 he launched a Political Literacy Course in a growing number of schools, accredited by AQA, as part of Shout Out UK.
Margaret Ali & Gul Khan
UPF-UK Director Chair of ALL, London
Mobile: 07723024750 Mobile: 07725534036
Robin Marsh, UPF-UK Secretary General - Mobile: 07956210768
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