Remember, remember 5th November
What do an Oscar-winning film-maker, a Nigerian author, women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, North Korean photo-journalism and the psychology of a Norwegian mass-murderer all have in common? Find out at Institut Le Rosey’s fourth TEDx event.
An exciting speaker line-up will include Photographer Nick Danziger, Saudi businesswoman and politician Lama Al Sulaiman, famous novelist and poet Ben Okri, writer and crime psychologist, Unni Turrettini and Oscar-winning film-maker and photographer, Louie Psihoyos.
One of the world’s finest photojournalists and a naturally gifted visual storyteller, Nick Danziger has spent much of the last 25 years photographing the world most dispossessed and disadvantaged.
Unni Turrettini is the author of The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer, a study of the life and mind of Anders Behring Breivik, the most unexpected of mass murderers.
Louie Psihoyos, has been described as one of the ten top photographers in the world. In 2009 he directed and appeared in the feature-length documentary The Cove, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Racing Extinction, his acclaimed 2015 feature, deals with the illegal wildlife trade.
Lama Al Sulaiman was elected deputy chairwoman of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry in December 2009, becoming the first female to hold such a post in Saudi history.
Ben Okri, Nigerian poet and novelist, is one of the foremost African authors in the post-modern and post-colonial traditions. His novel The Famished Road won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1991, making him the youngest ever winner of the prize. He was awarded an OBE in 2001.