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Tony Dowmunt

Tony Dowmunt is an Emeritus Professor in the Media & Communications Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 1995-2015 he was the Course Convenor for MA Screen Documentary, and from 2003-2006 he had an Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts, which included the production of an experimental video-diary, A Whited Sepulchre. In 2003, with Andy Porter, he produced a series of programmes for Channel 4 on alternative video and TV (Channels of Resistance), including a programme about indigenous media in Australia, Satellite Dreaming. He worked in television as a documentary producer and director for 15 years, specialising in political and creative documentary, as well as maintaining an interest in community-based video and social-action media, in which he had worked from 1975 to 1989 -  first at WACAT, then Albany Video. He has written extensively in the latter area over the last 30 years, including writing articles and editing three books: The Alternative Media Handbook (Routledge 2007), Inclusion through Media (Goldsmiths/Equal 2007) and Channels of Resistance: Global Television and Local Empowerment' (BFI 1993). He wrote Video With Young People (Inter-Action) back in 1980.