Maire Tracey, Simon Stanton-Sharma
A short documentary exploring the contrasting inspirations, ideas and motives behind the work of four South African creatives as they seek to make sense of a post-apartheid Cape Town. Made as part of research into South African Modernism with the University of Salford, Manchester.
Directors Biography :
Maire Tracey is a Senior Lecturer in Media Practice at the University of Salford and has worked as a documentary maker for ITV and BBC.
She has directed more than 20 documentaries with a specialism in science and history. Making international docs for Discovery, BBC and Nat Geo, she worked chiefly at Granada TV. She has also worked at the BBC and the New York Times.
Simon Stanton-Sharma is a lecturer in drama production at the University of Salford. He has worked as a filmmaker and television director for over twenty years; across scripted, commercials, entertainment and current affairs, mainly at the BBC. In 2017 he spent two years launching the BBC’s new Africa service in Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal and currently directs BBC 2’s Newsnight programme .