"Creating a sense of co-existence and community is about forging a shared identity...I think this will necessarily begin with quite a profound reform of education."

Dr Myriam Francois is a trailblazing journalist, filmmaker and writer. A former columnist at the New Statesman, Myriam’s writing is featured widely in the British press, including The Guardian, TIME, Foreign Policy, The Telegraph, CNN online and Middle East Eye, among others. In 2019, Myriam started the We Need to Talk About Whiteness Podcast to pioneer conversations around structural whiteness in the UK.

Francois recently finished her documentary directorial debut under her production company Mpwr productions, Finding Alaa. The film was shortlisted for the 2021 Whickers Awards and the Cannes MIPDOC 2022. Myriam was nominated as one of only 14 "filmmakers to watch" in 2021 by One World Media.

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