Kieran Hanson is based between the UK and China, working freelance in documentary film and education. He is currently teaching on the MA in Visual Anthropology at the Granada Centre, University of Manchester.
Kieran has been working in Sierra Leone, West Africa since 2011. His first film was the collaborative ethnographic documentary Shooting Freetown, which has won several Best Film awards, was nominated for the prestigious One World Media Awards 2012 and is currently showing at festivals and conferences around the world.
As part of Manchester based film production and education company AllRitesReversed, his roles include Co-Producer on One Long Journey, Editor on British Born Chinese and Tutor on the Filmmaking For Fieldwork summer course.
In the past year he has developed audio-visual projects with Think Young in Brussels, been a guest lecturer at the University of Yunnan in Kunming and has been editing his forthcoming film Beyond Freetown: The Moa River Journey.