Ashleigh Hamilton is a broadcast and video journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Producer, Director, Fixer, Researcher, Writer, Photographer Experienced freelance broadcast journalist, fixer and content production professional occupying senior producing and directing roles with several local and international television networks and NGO's for news, features and documentaries. Versatile and skilled in research and writing, interviewing and filming in the field and developing content for editorial and commercial outcomes. Work remotely and travel.
ROLE: Producer, Camera Operator, Editor: Tanzania. Self Help Groups play a unique role in women's social and economic empowerment by contributing to increased resilience in the face of shocks like food insecurity or natural disasters. In addition to a general fund where business loans are given based on a interest rate set by the group, SHGs have a social fund where loans are given interest-free for household and unexpected expenses. The social fund of SHGs have been used to pay for emergency health care, household food supplies during drought and other expenses that support the families of SHG members. Here, women in Self Help Groups in Kongwa District, Tanzania discuss the SHG's impact on their lives
Health checks - South Sudan - nutrition
WASH - South Sudan - Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
South Sudan - water collection
Herder; take my picture - South Sudan
In the eyes - South Sudan
South Sudan - Cattle herder and partner - posing at sunset
South Sudan - Mingkaman - Cattle at sunset
Old Age home - Prieska South Africa - Portraits
Prieska South Africa - Portraits - Elderly
Prieska South Africa - Portraits
Myanmar - Peace
Narok - FGM - Kitchen - safe house
Narok Kenya - Education - Global Goals
Leave No One Behind - Tracy - Education
Korogocho - Pied Piper Elvis
Kenya, Korogocho township - collections
Kenya: Nakuru - disability - women
Kenya: Portrait: young boy
Kenya: Korogocho mother and child
Kenya: Navaisha - Bicycle halo
Myanmar: Chin tattoo
Kenya: FGM - young school girls.
Kenya: Former FGM cutter
Kenya: Portraits - Village elder
Kenya: Great Rift Valley. Maasai herder
Kenya: Profile - you cannot eat flowers.
Kenya: working hands
ROLE: Field Producer Produced and directed the local SA elements of this news piece for NBC Nightly News with Wonboo Woo. Broadcast in US.
ROLE: Producer/Director News upload and live standup News shoot and edit with Debora Patta for Channel 4 News - Jon Snow studio live link Produce, direct field shoot and edit, direct, produce live satellite feed.
ROLE: Producer, Director, Writer, Concept Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis In house event corporate production - Glenlivet and Mason Company
ROLE: Director, Interviewer Wits University 100 years campaign. Corporate video sample. Left Hand Films production
ROLE: Field Producer, Fixer and Researcher New York Times and Gates Foundation. Bridging the HIV Gap. Grassroots Soccer, HIV Research. Short film showcasing the work being done in South Africa to help prevent the spread of HIV amongst adolescents girls, who due to peer pressure, are the most endangered when it comes to HIV infection. Field Produced and Fixed this video with Shawn Efran of Efran Films NYC and Brand Studio - broadcast online paid post.
ROLE: Producer/ Director Change a life, change the world. Tuberculosis in South Africa. Personal narratives of TB patients exposed to Sirturo - the drugs changing the lives of TB patients. I directed and produced this stills photography and audio edit for Johnson & Johnson and Ikana Media (NYC, USA).
ROLE: Producer/ Director: This is Josephine and Cecelia's story: The first in a series of 4 short films made for DFID, UN Women and the Leave No-one Behind Partnership in collaboration with Africa Creates. This film is called Josephine and Cecilia's Story and tackles Female Genital Mutilation, illegal in Kenya but still widely practiced. Leave No One Behind: Campaign for Women's and Girl's Rights. Global Goals in Kenya. Africa Creates, UN Women and UK Aid. Left Hand Films Productions.
ROLE: Producer/ Director: This is Eunice and Josephine's story: You cannot eat flowers. No Poverty. No Hunger. All people deserve decent jobs that pay enough to feed them. No exploitation. Global Goals means reduced inequalities. This film was shot in Naivasha, Kenya. It gives insight into the lives of two former flower farm workers who now live in extreme poverty. They both resigned from their jobs as the wages they were paid could not cover their cost of living and both suffered from various health issues after working with chemicals used to treat the flowers. Leave No One Behind: Campaign for Women's and Girl's Rights. Global Goals in Kenya. Africa Creates, UN Women and UK Aid. Left Hand Films Productions.