Boudoir Photography; Tanya Byron; Young Scientist of the Year
Boudoir photography - women commissioning intimate photographs of themselves; Professor Tanya Byron on how sleep deprivation is causing learning and behaviour problems for adults and children; Dr Mamphela Ramphele discusses her new political party in South Africa; Lebanese Iraqi film director Parine Jaddo on her new film, Broken Record. Young Scientist of the Year Emily O'Regan. Presented by Jenni Murray.
Professor Tanya Byron and the Importance of Sleep
It is estimated that there are two million children and young people in the UK suffering from sleep disorders. Professor Tanya Byron joins Jenni to talk about the importance of developing good sleep behaviour for children and why scientists believe we are in the midst of an unspoken public health crisis due to escalating levels of sleep deprivation.
Mamphela Ramphele – the woman behind South Africa’s newest political movement
The anti-apartheid activist and former partner of Steve Biko, Mamphela Ramphele has launched a new political platform to take on the ANC in South Africa. It’s called “Agang” which means to build. Woman’s Hour will be asking her what she hopes to achieve.
Jo Morris reports on Boudoir Photography – women commissioning intimate and often sexual photos of themselves. She visits the home and studio of photographer Andrea Denniss in York.
Young Scientist of the Year
Jenni talks to Emily O’Regan, UK Young Scientist of the Year.
Iraqi Director Parine Jaddo
‘Broken Record’ is a documentary film which follows a woman’s search for a song her mother used to sing to her as a child, recorded in 1960s Iraq, whose lyrics she cannot remember. This triggers a personal journey into Iraq’s musical and cultural heritage and the legacy of the war. The film is part of the Reel Iraq Festival 2013, which marks 10 years since the US and UK led military invasion and explores the contribution of art, culture and creativity to Iraqi life in a time of conflict. Jenni speaks to the director Parine Jaddo about her journey back to Iraq in search of links to her mother.
The Reel Iraq Festival runs from 21- 25 March in London and 8 other cities around the UK.