The Wildscreen Festival is the world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world. Held every two years, the Wildscreen Festival brings together the wildlife film, tv and photography community to transform the craft of natural world storytelling across platforms and across audiences.

The Wildscreen Festival 2018 will take place 15-19 October 2018 in Bristol, UK. Further information is available at www.wildscreen.org and delegate tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite.

Please note that the programme is being updated frequently as guest availability changes. Wildscreen reserves the right to make such updates to the programme and timings, and will endeavour to make those changes as quickly as possible.

Delegates holding a day or week pass do not need to register to attend specific events with the exception of the Panda Awards Ceremony (additional purchase required) and film screenings (no additional purchase required). Reservation details can be found in the description of each individual screening.

To help you manage your time at the Wildscreen Festival, you can sign up for a Sched account and login to save events to your personal calendar. Note that doing so does not guarantee entry to events as seating is on a first-come-first-served basis at the venue door. We advise that you arrive in plenty of time before a session starts.

The programme includes both industry events, which are included in the price of a delegate day or week pass, and public events that anyone is welcome to attend, subject to booking procedures.  
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Deborah Davies

Al Jazeera
Reporter, Al Jazeera Investigative Unit
Deborah Davies is a multi-award winning investigative TV reporter. She's covered the world's most troubled areas, from Northern Ireland in the 80's, Bosnia, Iraq and the Soviet Union in the 90's to modern day Congo, Pakistan and almost all of the Middle East. She's frequently gained exclusive access to break stories which later lead the news agenda. This includes the first ever films about Osama bin Laden and exposing Iraqi police death squads.
Several of her UK investigations on rape, domestic violence and murder have changed the way the UK criminal justice system investigates these crimes.
With a team from Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit she's made three high profile films, two of them sports stories, one on doping in sport and the other, a follow up to her ground-breaking film from 20 years ago which investigated paedophile football coaches abusing young players - a story which returned to the headlines in 2016.
Her third film, The Poachers Pipeline exposed Chinese criminals involved in the illegal rhino horn trade. The film has won half a dozen awards around the world and led to a major political scandal in South Africa.
Deborah is proud to have been a reporter, working with brilliant production teams, on films that have won awards worldwide, including from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society, Foreign Press Association, Monte Carlo Film Festival, Women in Television.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, October 18

21:00 BST

Friday, October 19

09:30 BST


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