Sarah Begum, an immersive investigative journalist, shares:
- The power of immersive investigative journalism and how it can help us understand other peoples’ perspectives
- Why her time in the Amazon with an indigenous tribe helped her become more aware, conscious and connected to the planet
- The impact of Sarah’s work for the individuals and communities she reports on
- Why we need to challenge the way people think about the world
- The challenges of carving your own career and how to overcome them
“My life is very unconventional. I have literally carved it out of nowhere. I don’t know anyone else with this lifestyle. I have to juggle my life between the film, the TV, the public speaking, the RGS in terms of my research. It’s interesting and it’s varied.”Sarah Begum
A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Sarah Begum is an Immersive Investigative Journalist, Anthropologist-Explorer and Public Speaker. Sarah has been exploring the world, studying tribes and different ways of life whilst investigating current affairs and making a humanitarian effort to help people along the way through her work.
Sarah’s first film “Amazon Souls” premiered at Cannes in 2013. She has received a number of awards for her work including the “Spirit of Adventure Award” from the Captain Scott Society in 2014 for her expedition “Life in the Darien Gap” and was named one of the “World’s top 17 trailblazers” in 2016.
Sarah trains in martial arts and is an activist for environmental, human and women’s rights; fighting to shine light upon issues internationally.