Michael Chanan is a seasoned documentarist (BBC2, C4 and numerous independent productions) and Professor of Film and Video at the University of Roehampton. In 2011 he became the New Statesman’s first video blogger. His full-length documentary, Chronicle of Protest, compiled from these blogs, was described by Sight & Sound as ‘Intelligent and highly watchable’, while the film critic Ryan Gilbey wrote that ‘Through some nifty editing and lucid rhetoric, the connections between the actions of the coalition and the hardships imposed on communities become transparent.’ He blogs at Putney Debater.
Lee Salter is a sociologist, political theorist and film maker. Much of his research looks at activism and media power, which he applies to his current video activism. He has published widely in academic journals in topics from the Bolivarian Revolution to the performance of web standards bodies. He collaborated with Michael Chanan to make Secret City, and most recently he directed the zero-budget documentary The Fourth Estate.