Benjamin Green Lecturer, Filmmaking

Benjamin Green

I’m a documentary filmmaker and visual artist with an interest in exploring the relationships between people, place and the socio-political.

My practice, which combines poetic sensibilities with collaborative processes, has a particular focus on the marginalisation and cultural identity of post-industrial communities. My most recent commission, Sounds at the Edges involved working collaboratively with a group of participants in recovery from substance misuse to explore ways in they are able to use creative practice to engage with their own recovery.

My research seeks to contribute to the understanding of new collaborative methodologies in documentary practice, with an aim of challenging the inherent imbalance of power which exists within the practitioner/participant relationship. When teaching, I enjoy helping students identify and understand their individual creative voices, empowering them to tell their own story in their own words.