Excited and honoured
Our short film, Appalachia: Mountain Tops to Moonscapes is a finalist in the moving image category at this year's AOP Awards.
The ancient mountain forests of Appalachia have been felled and what remains is an eerie, barren landscape of rough-hewn rock. The short film shows the effects of mountain top removal in America's coal heartland.
The Awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Land on the evening of 13 October and followed by the exhibition and a packed program of talks and seminars and workshops under the title of Beyond the Lens running Friday 14 - Monday 17 October.
Work from this growing project is now featured on dodho magazine and its looking great!
Music of exile from the Saharawi of the Western Sahara
Working with www.sandblast-arts.org Film and Stills.
The previously nomadic Saharawi people are now restricted in refugee camps in Algeria, scattered in the Western Sahara and living in small numbers in diaspora across the world. Their music tells of a common identity and struggle - ongoing for 40 years but rarely spoken of.
This short film teaser features some of the founders of the first national, organised Saharawi group, the El Wali Band and acts as an introduction to an ever present and increasingly pressing international issue.
Oil Sands: Roland Woodward argues for the rights of First Nations
A member of the Woodland Cree First Nation, living next to Lake Gregoire Provincial Park, Roland Woodward talks about the economic and environmental issues confronting First Nations since the development of the tar sands.
Vote for! Appalachia: Mountaintops to Moonscapes.
Really exciting news we got through to the first round within the documentary section of the TOFF online film festival, now we need your help and votes to get this story about the environment and the people who live there, out to a wider audience! www.theonlinefilmfest.com Its also going to be shown at www.isleofwightfilmfestival.co.uk 11-15th August 2015
Appalachia has been shown at the Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival gaining some good feedback "Your Film was well received by the audience. Nice job" Ronald Quigley Festival Director.
AOP Exhibition: Separation
14th September until 11th October 2015
Great news, photography taken for the Gignouxphotos: Oil Sands project, has been selected for exhibition by The Association of Photographers. We are looking for funders and partners for this growing project, so we can create an interactive documentary.
Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2015
Appalachia: Mountaintops to Moonscapes - Film Short and Photography from Gignouxphotos: Oil Sands.
Will be shown at The Royal Geographical Society, London
22 June - 10 July 2015
A British Council and AM Qattan Foundation sponsored project in which Alan Gignoux juxtaposes portraits of Palestinian refugees taken where they are today with images of their former homes and villages in Israel.
Exhibited internationally, including the Barbican, London.