Who wrote this?
Hamish Mèk Chohan enjoys watching films.
In 2020 he earned a PgCert in Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication and became an Advanced HE Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His PgCert projects and interventions centered around championing British South Asian films in order to address the underrepresentation of South Asian students at art and media higher education institutions.
“Whether we like it or not, cinema assumes a pedagogical role in the lives of many people ... I began to realize that my students learned more about race, sex, and class from movies than from all the theoretical literature I was urging them to read. Movies not only provide a narrative for specific discourses of race, sex, and class, they provide a shared experience, a common starting point from which diverse audiences can dialogue about these charged issues.” - Reel To Reel by Bell Hooks
Hamish is a third generation British South Asian of Indian heritage. He studied BA (Honours) Film and Video and MA Documentary film at the London College of Communication.