A film, edited by a University of Gloucestershire Lecturer in Film Production, will premiere on Channel 4, Monday 4 January, at 10pm.
‘The Man Who Fell From The Sky’ is a new one-hour documentary telling the story of two stowaways who hid in the landing gear of a plane from Johannesburg to Heathrow. Tragically, one died. Amazingly, one survived (despite an 11-hour flight, temperatures of -60C, and then a perilous fall).
The Executive Producer, Rich Bentley, set out to uncover who the two men were, why they resorted to such a dangerous journey, and how they got on the British Airways plane in the first place. He wanted to understand the real story behind the 2015 headlines. His five-year search is revealed in this fascinating documentary which gives a unique insight into the world of undocumented migrants.
Over several years, the film was edited by Lizzie Minnion (Lecturer in Film Production).
Find out more about the University of Gloucestershire’s Film Production course on the university website.