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Zed Nelson’s film to air on Channel 4

A Channel 4 commissioned film about survivors of the Lampedusa boat tragedy has grown out of a project enabled by The Photoworks British School at Rome (BSR) Fellowship.

Following an open call, Zed Nelson was awarded the third Photoworks Fellowship and completed a three month residency at the BSR in the Italian capital in Spring 2013.

On 3 October 2013, a migrant boat sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, killing 366 of the 518 people on board. Zed’s film tells the story of Fanus, a teenage survivor – one of thousands of people who flee Eritrea every year in search of asylum.

The film will air on Channel 4’s Dispatches in April 2014

Read Zed’s blog posts about his time at BSR

The British School at Rome
Related project: The British School at Rome and Photoworks Senior Research Fellowship

The British School at Rome and Photoworks Senior Research Fellowship for 2013 has now closed.
See the related articles below for some of Zed Nelson’s blog.

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