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TEDxEastEnd - Menhaj Huda - Everywhere & Nowhere: in search of belonging

Menhaj Huda (born 1967, Bangladesh) is a British film director and producer of Bangladeshi descent. After completing a degree in Engineering at Oxford University, he embarked on a career in television. His directing career began in 1993 with the ground-breaking dance music show "Hypnosis" for Channel 4 (Winner of RTS Award for Best Graphic Design). This was followed by other music/youth programmes for Channel 4 ("Passengers", "Flava" and "All Back to Mine"). In 1998 his first short film "Jump Boy" won him critical acclaim and he was selected for New Directions 2000, which showcases the 6 best UK directors in New York and Los Angeles. During this time he also directed a segment of Sky Pictures' first feature film "Tube Tales" In 1999 he directed the TV drama series "Queer As Folk 2" written by Russell T. Davies, and the TV Movie "is Harry On The Boat?" based on the cult novel by Colin Butts.His first feature film "Kidulthood", which he directed and produced, won the Best Feature Film at the Race In Media Awards 2006 and Best Screenplay Award at Dinard Film Festival. He won the Douglas Hickox Award BIFA 2006 for Best Debut Director. He created and directed the new drama, "WEST 10 LDN" for BBC3, based on the book "Society Within" by Courttia Newland. His second feature film, "Everywhere & Nowhere", which he co-wrote and directed, was released in May 2011 in UK. He is currently in production on his next film, "Comedown", a horror film set in an East London council estateAbout TEDxIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).
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