An interview with Sam Gregory as part of the Visual Citizenship Conference at NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge. For more details, please visit: nyu.edu/ipk/conferences/visual-citizenship-conference/
Sam Gregory is the Program Director at WITNESS, which trains and supports people to use video in human rights advocacy. He is a video producer, trainer, and human rights advocate. In 2005, he was the lead editor on Video for Change: A Guide for Advocacy and Activism (Pluto Press), and, in 2007, he developed WITNESS' Video Advocacy Institute, an intensive two-week training program. Most recently he taught an intensive immersion activity on "Human Rights Advocacy Using Video" at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has worked extensively with grassroots human rights activists - particularly in Latin America and Asia, including the Philippines, Burma and Indonesia, integrating video into campaigns on a range of civil, political, social, economic and cultural human rights issues. Videos he has co-produced have been screened to decision-makers at the US Congress, the UK Houses of Parliament, the United Nations and at film festivals worldwide. He attended the Harvard Kennedy School on a Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, and graduated with a Masters in Public Policy. He has worked as a television researcher/producer in both the UK and USA, and for development organizations in Nepal and Vietnam, and holds a BA from Oxford University in History and Spanish. He is on the Boards of the US Campaign for Burma and the Tactical Technology Collective.