About

Daniel Bogado is a British-Paraguayan documentary maker who covers unique and extraordinary stories from across the world. His documentaries have won many awards, including an Emmy and a Rory Peck. He’s also the former series editor of Unreported World, Channel 4’s critically-acclaimed series and Britain’s longest running foreign affairs strand.

Daniel’s most recent project is the 6-part landmark National Geographic series “9/11: One Day in America”, made to mark 20 years since the attacks of September 11th, 2001. Produced in official collaboration with the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the series uses archival footage – some of which has never been seen before – and new, original interviews with eyewitnesses who have now had almost two decades to reflect on the events they lived through.

Daniel also directed the 7-part true crime series “Killer Ratings”, the first original documentary series commissioned by Netflix in a foreign language. It tells the bizarre story of Wallace Souza, a Brazilian television presenter who was accused of of orchestrating the murders he reported on his show in order to boost ratings. “Killer Ratings” was one of the most watched documentaries in Brazil in 2019 and was nominated by the Academy Awards of Motion Pictures of Brazil for Best Documentary Series 2020.

In 2014, Daniel shot the documentary “Nigeria’s Hidden War” for Channel 4 and PBS (Hunt for Boko Haram) which revealed that in its fight against Boko Haram the government of Nigeria was engaged in a brutal campaign of retaliatory and indiscriminate violence towards civilians – abuses which may constitute war crimes. The documentary won an Emmy for Best Investigative Journalism and a Broadcast Award for Best Current Affairs Programme.

Filming lobster divers off the Mosquito Coast, Honduras.

In 2012, Daniel gained access inside the conflict zone of the Nuba mountains in Sudan and secured evidence which exposed a hidden campaign by the Sudanese government to kill thousands of civilians through aerial bombardment and forced starvation. The resulting film “Terror in Sudan” won the prestigious Rory Peck, an award given to freelancers who have risked their lives to report on newsworthy events.

Daniel began his documentary career in 2005 joining the Insight News TV team and working under the tutelage of legendary Sierra Leonean journalist Sorious Samura, described by the Independent as “the world’s most fearless filmmaker”.  He produced together with Sorious several documentaries covering human rights issues across Africa, under the guiding principle of “making the important interesting”.

In 2010, Daniel was taken on-board by the development desk of the critically acclaimed foreign affairs strand “Unreported World” at Quicksilver Media. He was soon promoted to the role of Producer / Director and made documentaries on subjects as varied as lobster divers in Honduras, real estate agents in the Gaza Strip and child fighters in Thailand. In 2015, he became Series Editor, overseeing the making of 16 programmes through all stages from conception to delivery.

Daniel lives in London and is always on the look-out for exceptional and fascinating stories to tell

Daniel Bogado and Sorious Samura filming in Ghana, February 2007