ZagrebDox Pro: Guardian's "Divided Cities" Case Study


Jess Gormley, Guardian's executive producer, will hold a lecture on an ambitious documentary series.

Jess Gormley, Executive Producer of Documentaries and Features at the Guardian newspaper, will hold a lecture as part of the ZagebDox Pro programme on Wednesday, 7 October. The lecture will centre on Guardian’s five-part series Divided Cities, while Gormley will give a behind the scenes look at this ambitious project with a global reach: what were the editorial decisions and how the small production team managed to pull off such a large-scale project. She will also comment on the Guardian’s stance on Brexit and the new geopolitical constellations in Europe and the world.  

Some of Gormley’s best-known projects include What has the ECHR ever done for us? with Partick Stewart, Brexit Shorts and Shakespeare Solos. Prior to that, she produced and executively produced both documentaries and drama for television, cinema and online, including titles such as; McCulli (double BAFTA nominated feature documentary), Attacking the Devil (Sheffield FF Jury Prize winner documentary), Radiator (drama feature film), Akram Khan: Homeland (a More 4 documentary), Rankin Presents Collabor8te (Sky Arts 4 part series) and The Arbor (Bafta-nominated docu-drama).

The lecture will take place online, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 Oct, and it will be available via the following link.

Before you tune in to today’s case study, the Guardian’s documentaries are available here, while you will also be able to ask Jess questions via chat. Note: if you tune in late, but still want to follow the case study in real time, click on “LIVE” in the video menu. When the red light is on, it means you are watching the case study in real time.