In Conversation

Documentary Ethics and Aesthetics: In Conversation with Tom Jackson

Yesterday, I spoke to Tom Jackson about a few documentaries that we’ve enjoyed in the past few years. Here’s the transcript of our recorded conversation: Tom Draper: I think we can agree that we are here today to talk about three films that we not only find interesting but would say are experimenting with the… Continue reading Documentary Ethics and Aesthetics: In Conversation with Tom Jackson

Film Festival Reports

Sheffield Doc/Fest: Diary of a Youth Juror

While Sheffield Doc/Fest’s route from humble infancy to extraordinary success has not been without conflict and complication, the festival now remains as stable and significant as any of the UK’s fiction film festivals. First held as a two day festival in 1994, Doc/Fest has emerged as the UK’s premier documentary film festival, attracting thousands of… Continue reading Sheffield Doc/Fest: Diary of a Youth Juror

Notes

The Circle (Jafar Panahi, 2000)

The life and work of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has become a major story in recent years within both global politics and film history. From the ever-evolving accusations of acting against national security and spreading anti-government propaganda by the Iranian state, to the overwhelming support received from the international film community in opposition to his… Continue reading The Circle (Jafar Panahi, 2000)