Documentary Perspectives

A series of lectures exploring the diverse ways in which documentary makers engage with their craft.

These talks examine the practicalities of researching, funding and distributing independent documentary projects. They explore the ideas, questions and philosophies that documentary film makers grapple with and the varied experiences of the people who make the films possible. This season features a range of committed film makers who have found different ways of sustaining their craft.

All Welcome.
Talks start at 13.15 in The Video Studio, EEG185
Digital Arts Centre, University of Worcester, St Johns Campus.

Further speakers TBC – please check back for details: 

10-Oct Louis Price A director, editor and producer of films and documentaries, Louis also creates video imagery for theatre, dance and opera productions.

He co-founded the independent documentary production and distribution company November Films


Elizabeth Mizon

A writer, producer and director, a media activist, co-director of Bristol Radical Film Festival and resident filmmaker at Screenology.

Elizabeth produced the experimental Film That Buys the Cinema for Bristol’s Cube Microplex, an official selection of 2014’s BFI London Film Festival. Her first feature documentary The Fourth Estate was released in 2015

07-Nov Paul Jackson Paul has decades of experience as an editor working in Documentary, Fiction and Factual TV.

He is now semi retired but continues to work as a camera operator and editor for TV documentary and other documentary projects.

14-Nov Morag Livingston The Director of Belonging (2017). She is an experienced short filmmaker, writer, and documentary photographer telling the real stories of real people in order to bring about real change. She is co-author of two best selling books, Hackney Child and Tainted Love both published by Simon & Schuster in 2014.
21-Nov Anne-Marie Sweeney Anne-Marie is an acclaimed campaigning film maker. Her films, revealing the often unsung role of working class women as agents of political change, are imbued with humour and resistance. They have been commissioned by Channel 4 and internationally screened by German, French, and Australian television
28-Nov Giannis Misouridis Giannis is a prolific Documentary cinematographer and Director.
05-Dec Shaun Dey Producer of Reel News, a London based activist video collective set up to document and publicise struggles against the neoliberal agenda in Britain and worldwide. Reel news produces a regular news-reel service and organizes screenings and actions all over the UK (and beyond).
12-Dec Myrna Tsapa Myrna makes detailed intimate observational studies of people and characters that we might not otherwise meet. Her films have participated the official selections of many festivals such as to Clermond Ferrand ,TDF Thessaloniki, Festival dei Popoli Florence, among others.  She has been working for Greek television directing TV mini-series and documentaries since 1998.
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