Kieran Hanson is a documentary filmmaker and educator from Preston, Lancashire. He has recently been teaching ethnographic documentary practice on the MA at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester.
Kieran has been making films in West Africa for several years, collaborating with local filmmakers and creatives in Freetown, Sierra Leone. His first film was the short 'Shooting Freetown' (2011), which has won several best film prizes, was nominated for the prestigious One World Media Awards 2012 and has been screened all over the world. He is currently editing his forthcoming film 'Beyond Freetown: The Moa River Journey'.
As part of the AllRitesReversed collective in Manchester he is co-producer on feature documentary 'One Long Journey' (2015) and is a tutor on the Filmmaking For Fieldwork summer course. He has recently been delivering workshops and screenings at universities and colleges in the UK, China and Japan.