Division of Arts, Humanities and Communication
MA in Film Directing, DocNomads School
2014 Honourse Degree in Organizational Media Management, North-West University, South Africa
2013 BA in Communication North-West University, South Africa
Zanré Reed is a full-time lecturer, interdisciplinary multi-platform storyteller, and documentary filmmaker from Cape Town, South Africa.
He holds an MFA in Documentary Film Directing from DocNomads and remotely teaches Documentary Film Directing, Radio & Podcast Production, and Photography Creativity at the University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
With an interest in creative nonfiction, that deals primarily with memory, childhood, and family narrative, he is particularly interested in films and audio documentaries that transform personal histories into public installations that manage to say something about the human experience.
Since having studied and practiced across a range of media, he brings an interdisciplinary, eclectic approach to his classes, integrating references from poetry, photography, painting, film, philosophy, and technical expertise across multiple platforms.
2019 - 2022 Documentary “Ouma Hen”.
My camera documents my grandmother’s chores, her love for chickens, her grow-
ing clientele and quietly becomes the catalyst for her to speak about the past.
2023 The Bishkek Diaries Podcast Project.
In search of vibes, stories, and experiences, we take our microphones into our
private worlds and share experiences, reflections, and personal sounds on tape
while living in the capital city of Kyrgyzstan.
From stories about losing things, to feeling alone in a foreign city, this podcast
explores universal themes that connect all of us in Bishkek.
2023 “The Wheelbarrow” short prose.