Ken Fero

Ken Fero

Position: Lecturer in Directing
Email: ferok@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Drama, Film and Media
Programme/s: BA (Hons) Film, TV & Digital Media Production

Professional Biography

Ken Fero is a renowned filmmaker and media based activist whose first production was the Arts Council funded experimental piece Porte di Roma in 1985 about the Rome of Pasolini and Gramsci. Over the last 30 years he has directed a number of award-winning films producing some politically controversial commissions for Channel 4, BBC, FR3 and PressTV as well as the highly acclaimed radical cinematic documentary feature Injustice (2001) about deaths in police custody in the UK. He has since produced a stream of poetic essay films on similar subjects including Po Po (2013)and Burn (2014). He was recently given a mini-retrospective of his work with Migrant Media at the National Film Theatre. He is a Senior Lecturer in Media Production at Coventry University and Lecturer in Directing at Regent's University, London.

Qualifications

PG Diploma in Television - Goldsmiths College, London University (1988)

BA (Hons) Fine Art - First Class, Camberwell School of Art (1984)

Relevant Past Employment

2011 – 15 Visiting Lecturer in Media Production, Regent's University London.

2008 – present Senior Lecturer in Documentary Production, Coventry University.

2007 – 2014 Visiting Lecturer MA Documentary Practices Brunel University.

2007 –  2010 Visiting Lecturer Canterbury College.

2005 – 2007 Visiting Lecturer Documentary Production Buckingham & Chilterns University.

1991 – present Director Producer Migrant Media

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • National Union of Journalists – Independent Producer

Research Supervision

MA supervision on 21st Century Media Practice at Coventry University

PhD Advisor as Visiting Research Fellow Goldsmiths College

Research Interests

Documentary Film Production, Activist Media, Interactive Media, Drone Technology & Social Movements.

Publications

Fero, Ken  (2015) 'Migrant Media and the road to ‘Injustice' Chapter published in Race & Class, Vol. 57 July-September 2015. ISBN 978-0-85702-7145-63

Fero, Ken (2015) 'Road To Injustice' published in 'Dying for Justice' new book by Institute of Race Relations launched at House of Commons. ISBN 9780850010756

Fero, Ken (2015) 'Cinematic for the People' delivered at Radical Film Network Conference, Birmingham City University.

Fero, Ken (2014)  ‘Liberating Minds’ -  Institute of Race relations http://www.irr.org.uk/news/liberating-media/

Fero, Ken (2014)  ‘State Violence Exposed’ Published in Socialist Review Issue No 336

Fero, Ken (2013)  ‘Who Policies The Police’ Published in October 2012 in Red Pepper here: http://www.redpepper.org.uk/film-who-polices-the-police/

Other Outputs

2014 - BURN (30 minutes/UK/Migrant Media)

2013 - POPO (25 minutes/UK/Migrant Media)

2012 - WHO POLICES THE POLICE (52 minutes/UK/Migrant Media)

2011 - NEWSPEAK (25minutes/PressTV)

2011 - DEFEAT OF THE CHAMPION (25minutes/PressTV)

2001 - INJUSTICE (98 minutes/Migrant Media)

Winner Best Documentary - BFM London Film Festival 2002,  Winner National Social Justice Award 2003, Winner Best Documentary (Human Rights) - One World Film Festival 2003. Distributed by the BFI.

1995 - JUSTICE DENIED (52minutes/Channel 4 TV)

1994 - TASTING FREEDOM (52minutes/Channel 4 TV)

1992 - SWEET FRANCE (52minutes/Channel 4 TV)

Winner Mentione Speciale Images du Monde Arabe and Milano Province Prize 5th Festival of African Cinema.

1992 - AFTER THE STORM (25minutes/BBC TV)

1991 - BRITAIN’S BLACK LEGACY (45minutes/FR3TV)

1991 - GERMANY – THE OTHER STORY (30minutes/FR3TV)

Winner Platform Europe Award

Last updated: 08 December 2017