Ashish Ghadiali is a writer, filmmaker and activist based in Dartington, South-West England. Current film and TV projects include a short film, The White Days, currently in development with BBC Films and DMC Film, about racial violence in the East End of London in the late 1970s and a series pilot, Kingdom Come, in development with BBC Studios, about the Jacobite Rebellion in 1740s Britain.
Previous film credits (as director) include the feature documentary, The Confession (2016), for the BFI and BBC Storyville and distributed by Dogwoof Films and Picturehouse Cinemas, which explored narratives of the War on Terror through the lens of former Guantanamo detainee, Moazzam Begg and a short documentary about the Heathrow 13 (2016) for The Guardian, which explored tactics of direct action against the aviation industry.
A member of the climate justice collective, Wretched of the Earth, Ashish has participated in the delivery of political education on the intersections of racial and environmental justice for groups and organisations including TATE, Serpentine Galleries, Fridays for Future Exeter, New City College – Tower Hamlets and Counterpoint Arts. He’s also a representative for the Political Strategy working group of the COP26 civil society coalition and convenor of the Climate Justice Network, Activist-in-Residence at the Sarah Parker Redmond Centre at UCL and a Commissioning Editor at Lawrence & Wishart Books. Previous roles include Race Editor then Co-Editor of Red Pepper Magazine (2017-2020), and Founding Director of the Freedom Theatre Film Unit (2012-3) in Jenin Refugee Camp, Palestine. As writer/interviewer, he is also a frequent contributor to The Observer New Review and to Soundings Journal.