The Gingko Presents (2016)

Directed by Mariella Hudson
Interviews conducted by Mariella Hudson
Camera & Sound: Matthew Eastwood, Mariella Hudson
Music Composed by Mariella Hudson
Edited by Mariella Hudson

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Hannah Rose Thomas
The Arab Weekly
Diana Darke
Zahed Sultan

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This series of short online films was created for the Gingko Foundation, a charity committed to deepening cultural and academic dialogue between the Western World and the MENA regions (Middle East, West Asia and North Africa).

In The Gingko Presents series, I interview a diverse range of individuals whose work contributes to this endeavour, from fine artists, writers and musicians to journalists and charity workers.

The episodes aired June – December 2016, in the run-up to the 2016 Gingko Conference.


ALAF Fair & Fiesta (2015)

Directed by Mariella Hudson
Camera & Editing: Mariella Hudson
Music: 'A Buena Vista', composed and performed by Soneros de Verdad

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This promotional video was a voluntary project for the Anglo Latin American Foundation (ALAF), a charitable organisation that seeks to relieve poverty and social hardship across Latin America through fundraising and strengthening community links in London. This video is a showcase of the ALAF Fair & Fiesta in October 2015, one of the charity’s events to raise money and celebrate Latin American culture in the borough of Chelsea & South Kensington. The mayor of the borough was present and made a speech, which is sampled in the video.

The Latin American population of London is almost as large as its Polish population, and yet Latin Americans are arguably the least visible segment of all London’s ethnic communities. To take part in a future event, you can visit ALAF’s website here.


The online portfolio of Mariella Hudson, Irish-Peruvian writer and podcaster. @mariella_hudson

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