Daniel Bogado is a producer and director of multiple award-winning documentaries for major broadcasters including BBC, PBS and Netflix. I’m also the former series editor of Unreported World, Channel 4’s critically-acclaimed series and Britain’s longest running foreign affairs strand. A Brit-born Paraguayan, Daniel has a lot of experience reporting on human rights issues and a passion for finding ‘stranger than fiction’ stories from around the world.
His most recent high-profile project was as Series Director of “Killer Ratings”, which tells the extraordinary story of Wallace Souza, a Brazilian television presenter who was accused of ordering the murders he reported on. This was the first Original Documentary Series in a foreign language produced by Netflix, premiered to rave reviews and became a huge word of mouth hit in Brazil.
Some other highlights from Daniel’s career: In 2012, he 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 documentary “Terror in Sudan” won the Rory Peck award, an award uniquely dedicated to filmmakers working in conflict zones.
In 2014, Daniel shot ”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. The documentary won multiple awards, including an Emmy for Best Investigative Journalism.
In 2016, he worked as a producer / director of Episode 4 (Politics) of the Netflix and Channel 4 produced “Trump: An American Dream”, a series exploring four decades of the life of Donald Trump through the stories and perspectives of the people that knew him best.