A self shooting observational documentary producer/director making engaging, thought-provoking films about real people, often filming over extended timeframes.

Emiment Monsters : Screenings

A Manual for Modern Torture

1 x 52'
1 x 89'
My Role
John Archer
Prod Co
Hopscotch Films
BBC Scotland
Creative Scotland
World Premier
Glasgow Film Festival
March 2019

June 26th 2019

It was with enormous pride that Eminent Monsters was screened at the United Nations at the 41st Session of the Human Rights Council on 26th June 2019 in Geneva.

Hosted by Professor Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the Panel included:

  • Dr. Barbara Bernath, Secretary General, Association for the Prevention of Torture;
  • Dr. Asbjorn Rachlew, Superintendent Norwegian Police;
  • Dr. Pau Pérez-Sales, psychiatrist, Resource Centre in Mental Health and Human Rights, Head of the Complex Trauma Unit, Hospital La Paz, Madrid and
  • Katherine Taylor​, REPRIEVE'​s ​Deputy Director. She coordinates Reprieve’s Life after Guantanamo Project, helping to facilitate the resettlement of ex-Guantanamo prisoners in Europe

UN Event press release