Graduated from Cultural Studies (BA 2006) and Film-Directing (MA 2022) at the University of Edinburgh. Fredie has been working as an independent documentary filmmaker and educator for 16 years.
Fredie’s films focuses on global grassroots activism. His latest work The Dispute discovers a clash among local residents and international students over the massive housing shortage in Edinburgh Scotland. Through an empathetic and personal documentary lens, Chan befriends 91-year-old Harry, a long-time resident and community councillor, and follows a group of grassroots housing advocates in order to understand the clash and today’s global housing crisis.
In 2023, Fredie collaborated with US-based Digital Storytelling enterprise StoryCentre in New Mexico to develop his participatory filmmaking method. His forthcoming film education project “The Elephant” aims at facilitating tenants and students in Utrecht Netherlands to voice out their housing needs through documentary filmmaking.
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