Award-winning documentarian and broadcaster, Reggie Yates, presents his new book, Unseen, in 4 major UK cities taking us behind the scenes of his documentary journey
At the forefront of the new generation of immersive documentary journalism, Reggie Yates has travelled to some of the most dangerous and isolated environments in the world, questioning extreme ideologies and providing authentic commentary on a wide range of hard-hitting social issues.
Join Reggie this Autumn when he will be discussing his first book, Unseen: My Journey, which takes us behind the scenes of his story so far. From DJ and TV host to investigative broadcaster, Reggie has become the face of fearless documentary filmmaking for the Y Generation, examining everything from gun crime in Chicago, being LGBTQ in Russia, to life as a refugee in Iraq.
Initially resistant to documentary making and convinced his point of view as a young, black working-class man with a history in music and entertainment would not make his films credible, Reggie has turned the very thing he once saw as a weakness into his strength on camera: being the eye of the everyman and the voice of the audience.
Reggie will be in conversation with Clara Amfo in London, Julie Adenuga in Brighton and Edith Bowman in Norwich.
Author: Reggie Yates
Event: Unseen: Reggie Yates in Conversation
Wednesday 25th October
The Lowry, Salford
Thursday 26th October
Round Chapel, London
In Conversation with Clara Amfo
Saturday 28th October
St. George's Church, Brighton
In Conversation with Julie Adenuga
Thursday 2nd November
In Conversation with Edith Bowman
More about the author
From Grange Hill to Top of the Pops, Reggie Yates has been on camera nearly all of his life, but it’s as a documentary filmmaker – and a pretty fearless one at that – where he has truly been making his mark, investigating everything from gun crime in Chicago, to life as a refugee in Iraq.
In his first book, Unseen, Reggie takes us behind the scenes on his journey from TV host to documentary storyteller. Using some of the key moments and extreme circumstances he has found himself in, Reggie examines what he has learned about the world, and himself as a person.
Beginning as a brief exploration of Reggie’s relationship with the camera and life growing up on screen, Unseen explores the journey Reggie has taken in the documentary world. Initially resistant to documentary making, Reggie was convinced his point of view as a young black working class man with a history in music, children’s TV and entertainment would not make his films remotely credible. Through conflict and challenges on screen, the understanding gained from the very thing once seen as a weakness would become his strength on camera, as the eye of the everyman and voice of the audience. Unseen unpicks the stories behind the fascinating characters and situations Reggie encounters across a series of films, as well as chronicling the personal growth through each testing shoot for Yates himself.