Paris, France. January 2020
"It's been called the "London book of our lifetime". Multi award-winning novelist Guy Gunaratne talks to Eve Jackson about his stunning debut "In Our Mad and Furious City". It unfolds over 48 hours during a summer of unrest, beginning when an off-duty soldier is murdered by a black man on a London council estate, an echo of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in 2013."
London, UK. May 2019
From London Live: "The author of 'In Our Mad and Furious City' Guy Gunaratne has just won one of the most prestigious awards a young writer can get - the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2019."
Waterstones Tottenham Court Road
Recommending some of my favourite novels and poetry collections. Samuel Beckett, Nawal el-Sadaawi, James Baldwin and Derek Walcott.
A short trailer for the paperback release of In Our Mad and Furious City, produced by Tinder Press
A short introduction of In Our Mad and Furious City, produced by Tinder Press
TED East End, London - 2012
I was asked to do a TEDx talk on the theme 'Beyond Borders'. I spoke about my experience as a documentary filmmaker covering human rights issues in Northern Uganda.
The first leg of touring our documentary The Truth That Wasn't There with Amnesty International. My producer and I visited across mid-western states and university campuses.
Produced & Edited - Guy Gunaratne
A documentary on formerly abducted child soldiers and returnees and the efforts around reconciliation in Northern Uganda.
Directed, Produced & Edited - Guy Gunaratne
A documentary on post-conflict Sri Lanka shot in the immediate aftermath of civil war. The documentary was picked up by Amnesty International and won an award at the FSA2011 film festival where the jury cited that the film "pushes the debate around the very idea of documentary as truth telling – especially in a new digital age where the boundaries of newer documenting mediums will increasingly blur."
Video Journalism - Guy Gunaratne
The Listening Post's Marcela Pizarro speaks to people on both sides of Guatemala's media story - from Lucia Escobar, a journalist who has been forced to go into hiding, to the country's new president who has promised an era of security for journalists.