AUTHORS: Robert Golden
Robert Golden was educated at Monteith College, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, studying intellectual history for which he was nominated as a Woodrow Wilson Scholar. He continued his education at University of Michigan gaining a degree in Modern European History with a second degree in Design.
He began his career photographing for record covers, magazine illustrations and photojournalistic assignments in New York and London. Robert’s work was seen in the London Sunday Times and New York Times magazines and many other including Nova and the Radio Times. His photographs have been shown at the V&A, Serpentine, Hayward, Barbican, The Photographer’s and other galleries around the UK.
His first feature film ‘BEG’ was chosen as Best of the Festival at the Edinburgh Film Festival and was selected for Sundance, amongst other festivals in Scotland, Hong Kong, Portugal, Austria and elsewhere. He has written and filmed 35 documentaries, mostly concerned with culture and politics. They have won awards and seen by millions of people around the world.
Robert has also written three plays, a poetry cycle, eight feature film scripts, a series of ten award winning children’s books published by Kestrel called ‘The People Working Series’, four books about photography and another about unemployment.
Amongst his many documentaries are two concerning children and young people suffering from trauma as a result of war or conflict and the uses of music and the creative arts to support their recovery.
‘A Gift of Culture’ has been shown at the Davos World Economic Forum and at various international seminars including for the Anna Lindh Foundation at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. A more recent film, ‘Candles Against the Night’ has been used to advocate for young people. Robert is currently working on a series of essays called ‘Why?’.
For more information please visit: www.fillingthebox.com
See also details of The Complete Freedom of Truth youth arts and culture programme - and Robert Golden's film of it - here.