Today’s BBC Playback was a special preview of acclaimed broadcaster Louis Theroux’s new programme entitled Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists, which is out on BBC Two tomorrow night at 9pm (except Northern Ireland).
For his latest outing, Theroux, who has carved a niche for his ‘Gonzo style journalism’, spends time with a small and very committed subculture of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
After the screening, there was a Q&A. I asked him whether there was a particular group of people he wants to meet and he said that he’s always interested to meet those from religious cults. Although he added that there is a distinct difference as to who he thinks are interesting to meet and who he thinks audiences would find watchable.
It was interesting to hear how the programme was put together and to meet an interesting character such as Theroux.
Here’s another exciting Red Bull Assignment: photographer and writer wanted for Notting Hill Carnival (29th – 30th August 2010).
This year, Red Bull are sending aspiring reporters to London’s Notting Hill Carnival to get a real taste of the action – whether that be dancing in the street with the crowds, mingling with carnival-goers, or interviewing special guests. What’s more, Red Bull Music Academy will be hosting the hottest after party in town, featuring special guests, including Major Lazer and Sound Clash king, David Rodigan. Not only will these amazing artists propel you through Carnival, but they also have a few sneaky surprises up their sleeve for the night.
If you’ve got the carnival vibe, and reckon that you’re up to the challenge then simply submit your best piece of work and tag it with ‘Notting Hill Carnival’.
Don’t miss out!
Some new Red Bull Reporter assignments that may be of interest to budding writers and photographers. This is your chance to show off what you can do.
Sunday 1st August 2010 will see ten thousand 14-18 year-olds flock to London’s Victoria Park for this year’s Underage Festival.
The Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage is returning to the festival for another year, and they are extremely excited to announce that they’re on the hunt for a creative writer and a talented photographer to report back on all of the action, as and when it happens. If you live for writing and fancy spending the day hanging out with artists and fans, or have a passion for photography and will do anything to get that perfect snap, then this could be just the gig that you’ve been waiting for.
Red Bull Illume is a worldwide competition for the best of the best in action and adventure sports photography. The date of unveiling of the winners is coming closer and closer – September 2nd is marked red in the finalists’ diaries.
If you think you are an outstanding photographer and you should go to the exhibition in Dublin, then enter your submission. Also, if you are a writer and love firing questions to people and getting to know all their secrets, you should upload some of your work on www.redbullreporter.com. Both photographers and writers should tag their work with “Red Bull Illume”!
Red Bull Reporter and STA Travel are looking for an aspiring filmmaker and an energetic presenter to cover the fifth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Sisikon, Switzerland.
The selected entrants will travel to Sisikon, in the heart of Switzerland, on August 28th to live out their dreams as the next big talent, covering one of the most exhilarating events on the Red Bull calendar; Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2010!
Head to http://www.statravel.co.uk/redbullreporter for more information and to apply for this opportunity!