About the filmmaker

Edward JarvisEdward Jarvis is an acclaimed journalist and documentary film maker. He went to school in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, and left at the age of 16 to work in a factory before travelling and working throughout Europe. When he was 20 he enrolled at Nottingham Trent University before completing a masters degree at The University of Birmingham. He subsequently worked at the Nottingham Evening Post for three years before joining Channel 4 News. Since then he has been working in TV and film on a number of documentaries and current affairs’ films for the BBC’s Panorama, Channel 4’s Dispatches and PBS’s Frontline. Edward has also worked on high profile foreign films including A Company of Solders, Iraq: The Lost Generation, The Madrid Bombings and Cult of the Suicide Bomber. He has also worked as a series producer.

He or his films have been nominated for both a BAFTA and a Grierson documentary award. He was a finalist for Reporter of the Year in 2000, Campaign of the Year, also in 2000, Highly Commended as Daily News Reporter of the Year in 1999 and as Newcomer of the Year in 1997.