About

Filming with rebels in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan

Daniel Bogado is a British-Paraguayan documentary maker who focuses on human rights issues and true stranger than fiction stories from around 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.

His most recent project is the 6-part National Geographic series “9/11” which will be released in 2021. He 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 became engulfed in a scandal that shocked the world. “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, he shot the documentary “Nigeria’s Hidden War” for Channel 4 and PBS 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.

The same year, he produced and directed “15 and Learning to Speak“, a heartwarming story about a deaf teenager in Uganda who is taught sign language for the first time in his life. A five minute clip from the film immediately went viral on youtube and facebook. The story was picked up by major media outlets all over the world.

In 2012, Daniel gained access inside the conflict zone of the Nuba mountains in South Sudan and secured evidence which exposed a secret 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 award.

Daniel works as a freelancer and is always on the lookout for ambitious projects and extraordinary stories, if you have any feel free to get in contact.