I am a recent Media and Film & TV graduate from Nottingham Trent University, who had the pleasure of volunteering for ACT in 2019 as an intern, allowing me to get first-hand insight into all the hard work and creative fusion that goes on behind the scenes at ACT. I soon grasped the mission and goals of ACT and its founder Marysia. I attended the brilliant Culture Crossing monthly events and wrote various press releases and blogs, giving my insights and thoughts on each artist and the atmosphere and community that ACT had created.
With my University studies taking priority over the end part of 2019 and 2020, my involvement in ACT decreased, but as soon as I graduated, I was delighted to hear from Marysia again and we soon got back into the friendly collaboration we once had. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for ACT, not only for this year, but for many years to come!
Throughout studying Media and Film & TV at University, I particularly enjoyed the eclectic fusion between both the subjects of Media and Film & TV. For example, studying world cinema helped me gain a cultural perspective that became significant when analysing various forms of global media. Due to the variety of my university experience, I am interested in all aspects of the Film & TV and Media industry and I hope one day to work closely with local media outlets and become involved with the Media and Film industry more closely and learn more about what it has to offer.
I would also like to build on my interest for these subjects alongside my passion for culture, by getting into film criticism, writing reviews and blogs on cinema from all around the world. I believe that sometimes foreign language cinema can be hard to access, or maybe just too overwhelming to find, so I hope to bring to light a diverse range of films into our everyday viewing activities.
I also love travelling and meeting new people from all different walks of life. Being half Moroccan, I have had the pleasure going to Morocco on many family holidays growing up. I also spent part of the summer of 2018 in Czech Republic, on a summer school scholarship experience, whilst studying a course in Digital Marketing in the 21st Century. It was a great way to bring together my passion for traveling, whilst building and developing on media related skills. I am also set to travel to Canada on a working holiday this summer of 2021, where I will get to meet new people and learn about another new culture. I am extremely excited as to what the future will bring, one that I know will be in the arts, culture, and tourism sector!
As quoted from one of my favourite foreign language films, the Bollywood blockbuster, ‘3 Idiots’:
“Whatever you enjoy doing, make that your profession. Then work won’t seem to be work, but a game.”