Hannah Gal
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Hannah's writing, photography, film and illustration credits include The Independent, MacWorld, Photo District News, The British Journal of Photography, MTV, MacUser, SKY, BBC1, CNN, The New Yorker, Adobe, Apple, PhotoshopCreative, The Guardian, HollywoodShorts, Edinburgh festival and The Artist among others.

Hannah was nominated for the Beck’s Futures Prize and has been the subject of artist profiles on Apple.com, BBC, Adobe.com and MTV.

She is the author of several art books and has given talks for Apple (London store), the Media Trust, Adobe and Corbis.

Described by Brief Encounters as a 'groundbreaking filmmaker', Hannah shot her Adobe commissioned film Breathe, entirely under water.
The film's worldwide screenings include Edinburgh, Foyles and the ICA, Channel4 and Hollywood Shorts. This 'disturbingly beautiful' short was followed by the documentary Hollow Men based on the life of Leon Greenman (An Englishman in Auschwitz), parts of which were screened on BBC1.

Hannah's film Savage brought her take on America's worst ever recorded child abuse case. The film was supported by the UK Film Council, merited a call from Spielberg's On The Lot, and
following an Edinburgh festival screening, won Hannah a recommendation for the Sundance feature film program.

Hannah is currently working on a shorter edit for My Friend The End and researching a documentary about domestic abuse.

Hannah seeks reason and great coffee wherever she goes. Wishes she was born earlier so she could see Richard Pryor and George Carlin live. Follows Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Ted.com among others. Loves creativity, music and film, bitterly disappointed by visual art.

Entries by Hannah Gal

The Link Between Rising Antisemitism in Europe and the Jewish State

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2014 | (01:48)

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Former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton is right in suggesting that Antisemitism might be fueling the current criticism towards Israel.
Israel's latest fight against Hamas has exposed poisonous Antisemitic sentiments that evidently fester in many Europeans' minds.
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Israel and Jews Are Evil? Not in the Eyes of This British Muslim Man

(1) Comments | Posted 3 August 2014 | (22:01)

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With Israel high on the world's agenda, I share my interview with Kasim Hafeez, a British Muslim who dared question his strong anti Semitic upbringing. The young man has bravely travelled to "Satan Israel" on a fact finding, life transforming mission.

Hazeem now...

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PETA's President on the Evils of Apathy and How 'Gobsmackingly Clever Animals Are'

(1) Comments | Posted 1 August 2014 | (13:54)

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In the second interview with Peta founder and president Ingrid Newkirk, I hear about the ethical dilemmas posed by scientific research, the Silver Spring Monkeys case and why the "cures business is a fraud".

Q Are the...

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From Paul McCartney to Justin Bieber; 'Hey, you can be kind! Catch this!'

(2) Comments | Posted 25 July 2014 | (13:05)

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A stunning image of a drowning Joaquin Phoenix lands on my desktop, instantly catching my attention. It is a hard hitting PETA video that I know will cause me distress but I cannot help but view it....

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From BBC iPlayer Radio to the The X Factor - The Secret of Apadmi's Success

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2014 | (14:41)

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'Apadmi is a name uttered with a certain reverence,' says PushON's managing director Simon Wharton.

When referring to Apadmi's now somewhat legendary BBC iPlayer app, Simon speaks of an app that has changed the way he uses...

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Technology Meets Craftmanship at London's Scream Gallery

(0) Comments | Posted 27 June 2014 | (12:42)

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Artist Caroline Jane Harris is inspired by the beauty of nature. "It is humans' relationship with nature" she explains, "my work is about traditional skills and modern technology used together; how they contrast each other and complement each other at the...

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The RSA Student Design Awards Celebrate Ninety Years of Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted 26 June 2014 | (13:10)

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The RSA Student Design Awards (SDAs) are celebrating ninety years of ingenuity and pushing the boundaries of conventional design. Ninety years of what the RSA'S co -director of Design, Nat Hunter, calls "design thinking".
Commenting...

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Felix Dennis - a Tribute

(0) Comments | Posted 23 June 2014 | (12:28)

Felix Dennis has today lost his battle with Cancer.
In tribute to an inspirational poet and a true lover of nature, I share my last interview with a man who through tireless planting of trees, has made this world a better place for us all.

'What do...

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Museums to Wallpaper - PushON's Online Marketing at Its Best

(0) Comments | Posted 20 June 2014 | (14:31)

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Award winning online marketing agency PushON has successfully marketed "everything from museums to wallpaper" for both public and private sector clients. The talented team prides itself on paying close attention to clients' need but very importantly at these rapidly changing times, has its...

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Curtis Elton's Mum on Britain's Got Talent

(0) Comments | Posted 8 June 2014 | (08:20)

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Another exciting season of Britain's Got Talent has just came to a close. Thousands of aspiring hopefuls stood before the judges with dreams of a new career or just taking part in the live show. "Its about the exposure"...

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SohoCreate Festival; Tom Harvey MBE on Showcasing London's Talent

(0) Comments | Posted 5 June 2014 | (08:12)

SohoCreate is a festival like no other. Celebrating London's groundbreaking creativie talent, it does not center on one given field but encompasses an inspiringly wide array of creative disciplines. Household names from the worlds of theatre, television, advertising, music, games, post production, SFX, architecture, design, perfume, fashion and...

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Far-Right Triumph in Europe: In Conversation With Rainer Hess

(0) Comments | Posted 26 May 2014 | (04:19)

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"Far-right National Front triumph in France as voters across Europe turn to anti-EU parties" read the news headlines. A wake up call to politicians who for years, recklessly considered the far right a loud but powerless minority.

The fresh far right victory is...

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The Beatles as You've Never Seen Them Before

(0) Comments | Posted 7 May 2014 | (17:07)

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When Mick and Brita Manning wrote their biography of Dickens a few years ago, they have learnt that when visiting the US in the 1840's, the monumental writer had caused unprecedented fan hysteria that wasn't repeated until...

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From Sir Bruce to Bowie; A Conversation With Strictly's Hayley Sanderson

(0) Comments | Posted 10 April 2014 | (12:14)

She has captivated millions with her powerful singing on Strictly Come Dancing and has echoed the thoughts of many when expressing her views on the X Factor phenomenon.
The talented Hayley Sanderson takes time from recording her new album to speak of "a new generation of Bowies, Dylans...

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A Day at the Races - Isn't It Time We Put an End to Such Animal Abuse?

(3) Comments | Posted 20 March 2014 | (11:56)

"A horse in such pain that it hurt him even to stand, powerful prescription thyroid medication dumped into horses' daily feed, a seemingly endless cycle of pain injections to keep the horses running and horses who had been blistered with chemical paint as a way to stimulate healing and keep...

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Small Babies, Big Lives; The Charity Helping the NHS Save Lives

(0) Comments | Posted 17 March 2014 | (13:23)

Harriet Laura Amy Leah was born at 37 weeks on 16th November 2012 by c-section. "She was laying very awkwardly" explains her mum Zena, "doing the splits and her cord was presenting, had my waters gone the cord would have been the first thing out and she would have most...

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Invisible Scars - A Conversation With a Victim of Domestic Abuse

(3) Comments | Posted 15 March 2014 | (16:36)

"The scars don't have to be visible to hurt" says 34-year-old Milly as she reflects on life with an abusive husband.
"I went on The Freedom program assuming I will be surrounded by abused women with black eyes but they were all like me, scarred on...

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The Rise and Rise of the BRIC Nations

(0) Comments | Posted 11 March 2014 | (18:04)

Describing herself as "well travelled and a bit over socialised", Lydia Vladimirskaya is a Russian born entrepreneur and a socialite. She grew up in Moscow "in the most dangerous time of the mafia war 90's", before settling in London in 2011.

Often spotted in London, Monaco, Dubai and St Tropez...

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Al Pacino Season at the BFI; The Godfather: Part II's Cinema Release

(0) Comments | Posted 17 February 2014 | (11:40)

Forty years after its original release, Coppola's masterpiece The Godfather: Part II is to screen in UK cinemas. Park Circus's release of The Godfather: Part II (restored in 4K) returns to the big screen from the 21st of February, opening at BFI Southbank and selected cinemas nationwide.

For film...

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Blackadder to CNN; Q&A with Kemistry's Graham McCallum

(0) Comments | Posted 28 January 2014 | (23:42)

From the 1966 graphics department of the BBC to transforming the look of contemporary broadcast news with CNN's redesign, Kemistry gallery founder Graham McCallum takes time to reflect on a five decade career, his work for iconic Jackanory and Blackadder, the genius of Saul Bass and how "fresh ideas come...

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