Hope is a visual anthropologist from Manchester, UK with British, Jamaican and Indian heritage.

She currently works as a freelance filmmaker and workshop facilitator across the North West. Her interests span feminist film practices and archival response; her forthcoming projects are concerned with an experimental approach to exploring avenues for black agency within audio-visual media.


2020 - 2024 ESRC PhD studentship, practice-led Social Anthropology, University College London

2017 - 2018 MA in Visual Anthropology, The University of Manchester

2011 – 2015 BA with Honours in History of Art with English Literature, The University of Edinburgh



Fringe of Colour Edinburgh -  August 2020

Festival International du Film Ethnographic du Quebec, Montreal, Canada – postponed due to Covid-19

German International Ethnographic Film Festival, Online – May 2020

MIRA Digital, Online - April 2020

Spit That Out: North West Artist Film Programme, HOME, Manchester, UK – February 2020

intimalente/imtimalens, Caserta, Italy - December 2019

La Junqueira Residency, Lisbon, Portugal - December 2019

Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece – November 2019

Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival, American Anthropological Association, Vancouver, Canada – November 2019

Etnoff no.5, Skopje, Macedonia – October 2019
Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest, UK - October 2019, Nominated for Best Scottish Production
Nordic Anthropological Film Association Festival, Joensuu, Finland – October 2019

Journeys International Festival, Leicester, UK – August 2019

Migration Matters Festival, Sheffield, UK – June 2019

Leeds City Museum, UK – June 2019

CampusDoc Student Film Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands – June 2019

VIII Moscow International Festival of Visual Anthropology, Moscow, Russia – May 2019

MIRA, PS Mirabel, Manchester, UK – April 2019
Story Film Festival, Cork, UK – April 2019, First Place

Days of Ethnographic Film, Slovene Ethnographical Society, Ljubljana, Slovenia – March 2019
FilmedUp, HOME, Manchester, UK – March 2019, Audience Choice

Granada Centre Showcase, KinoFilm Festival, Manchester, UK – November 2018

Artists of Colour, Islington Mill, Manchester, UK – November 2018

Cinetranse Ethnographic Documentary, Manchester, UK – October 2018

CampusDoc Student Film Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands – June 2018

Journal of Anthropological Films, 3(1), e2795 - 2019


Research Residency with Art360 Foundation and the International Curator's Forum on the Aubrey Williams Archive - July 2020 - February 2021

ESRC PhD studentship, practice-led Social Anthropology, University College London - May 2020

WAAW Residency, St Louis, Senegal – postponed due to Covid-19

La Junqueira Residency, Lisbon, Portugal – December 2019 - commissioned artist by the curator-in-residence

Cousin Prize for academic excellence, ECA – May 2012

Teaching Purposes
SFSU, MA Visual Anthropology
Tromso University, MA Visual Anthropology 
Muenster University, MA Visual Anthropology 
The University of Manchester, MA Visual Anthropology