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Nina Black

Imagine being so hyperactive and distractible that you can barely keep track of where you are, who you're talking to, and what you're talking about.

2009 / Melanie Harris / The Wire, BBC Radio 3, UK

Imagine being so hyperactive and distractible that you can barely keep track of where you are, who you're talking to, and what you're talking about.

Welcome to the world of Nina Black, a woman plagued since childhood by complicated neuropsychiatric disorders.Melanie Harris' documentary/drama explores what it's like to live a life full of cognitive explosions and cessations, and takes listeners on a glitchy, frenetic, "Nina-style" adventure.


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Melanie Harris

Melanie Harris is a drama producer currently developing and making work for various media through her company, Crosslab Productions. She also works as a freelancer: teaching, directing and producing. Melanie just finished directing a radio soap opera written by a group of young offenders in South London for a new company called Sun and Rain. Her real passion lies in weaving documentary with fictional stories. She was recently invited to apply for a practice-led research fellowship at Manchester University, looking at mixed genre work in radio.


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