Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The View From Fez Festival Team

Our photo journalists working on the Fez Festival

Fatima Matousse, a Moroccan native, is an independent filmmaker and 2015 Fulbright Scholar. In 2018, Matousse graduated with an MFA in Documentary Film at the City College of New York (CUNY), where her debut film, “Family in Exile,” won the Best Cinematography award and received an honourable mention for best documentary short at the IMDb Independent Shorts Awards. Matousse also holds an MA in Cultural and Media Studies from Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University in Fez where she focused on the postcolonial history of marginalised women in Morocco.

In 2014, she founded the Mirrors Art Festival in Agadir, with the Goethe Institute’s support. Also in 2014, she was selected to partake in the Cultural Management Training in Germany, funded by the Goethe Institute. In 2008, she received a Full Scholarship from the European Union to attend “Training of Trainers” in Global Education at the University of Youth and Development in Mollina, Spain. In 2007, she received a full scholarship by the US State Department to attend a Leadership Training for Young Leaders organised by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). Matousse is currently working on her second documentary, highlighting the added obstacles and prejudices deaf women face in Morocco. Fatima has worked with The View From Fez on previous festivals.

Venetia Menzies نيشا -

Venetia Menzies is a photographer and journalist who seeks to reveal a mosaic of human realities, all components of our globalised and diverse world.

Venetia's projects focus on the lived experience of globalisation on livelihoods, religions, geographies and cultures. Often relying on collaborative methods, her work places the human story at the epicentre.

Graduating from University College London with a 1st class degree in Economics, she was later awarded the Stationer's Foundation Scholarship to pursue a Masters in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the University of Westminster.

Venetia runs photographic storytelling workshops with marginalised communities in London, working with organisations such as the British Red Cross, The British Library and Octavia Foundation.

Her series '21st Century Bedouin', documenting the history of migration in Algeria through the lens of an individual family, won the Maghreb Photography Awards 2018, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Contemporary African Photography Prize, as well as the Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition.

 She has worked with The View From Fez on previous festivals


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