Alan Grossman is a South African filmmaker, academic and Director of the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, DIT in Dublin, Ireland. He has a longstanding production involvement with questions of migration and cultural identity across different transnational contexts. He co-directed Silent Song (2000, UK) about an exiled Kurdish musician in Scotland who, in 1976, refused to perform at a Ba’athist Party convention in Baghdad, together with Here To Stay (2006, Ireland), an observational film capturing the expression of migrant political agency in multiracial Ireland. He is co-editor of a combined book/DVD-ROM titled Projecting Migration: Transcultural Documentary Practice (Wallflower Press, 2007).
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