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Anthony Geffen

Creative Director and Filmmaker

Anthony Geffen is one of the world’s leading documentary filmmakers and a pioneer in immersive storytelling. WIRED Magazine recently said he is “behind some of the most exciting advancements in VR/3D/AR and AI storytelling. “He has won 4 British Academy Awards (BAFTAs) and 8 American Emmy Awards. He followed Ang Lee and James Cameron to be presented in Hollywood with the Charles Wheatston Award for his outstanding contribution to Film and television. In 2017, he received the first British Academy Award (BAFTA) for VR storytelling. He has also received several awards for his work in education. His diverse films include: 11 projects with Sir David Attenborough, ‘The Coronation’ with the Queen of England, ‘Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure’. The theatrical film ‘The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest’, a film with the late Stephen Hawking and the series ‘Deep Planet’, following five dives to the deepest points of the world’s oceans. His award-winning immersive projects includes include: ‘Space Decent’, ‘The Munduruku’, an AI Health app with Harvard Medical School and ‘Stephen Hawking’s Black Holes’. He produced award-winning educational apps for Apple and recently an educational game on the history of the UAE. Anthony is a fellow at St Cross College, Oxford University and a professor at NYUAD. 

PANELIST SESSIONS

26 February, 2020 | 14:00
Children can only aspire to what they know exists. Building a creative approach to social mobility

Dr Graus’s talk will focus on KidZania’s global education strategy, including its local implementation and evaluations leading to a Global Barometer of Children’s Aspirations.

He will outline how KidZania’s approach to education is leading to enhanced life chances for children, through purposeful and innovative ways of engaging with the private sector, an evidence-based voice in the world of education, as well as a socially responsible approach to partnerships:
return on involvement instead of return on investment.