Category Archives: Media

‘From Printing to Streaming, Cultural Production Under Capitalism’

Cuba’s one time Minister of Culture Armando Hart once said ‘To confuse art and politics is a mistake; to separate art and politics is another mistake.’ You can also say, to confuse art and economics is a mistake; to separate … Continue reading

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Archival Values: A report on losing a documentary archive

Almost thirty years ago, I attended an international seminar at the Babelsberg film school in Berlin, the first time that teachers of documentary from west and east Europe met together to compare notes on pedagogical methods and values. On the … Continue reading

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Going Viral: A Coronavirus Diary

Coronavirus brings globalisation into focus by forcing attention onto the different layers of interconnectedness in our twenty-first century world. As the virus spreads around the planet in waves, the pandemic impinges on different social and economic sectors each according to … Continue reading

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The Music of Politics

It was an unexpectedly amusing moment when Cameron was caught ‘humming’ to himself as he went back into No.10 after announcing his handover to Theresa May, unaware that his microphone was still open. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap1qKhCSeKc[/youtube] Even more entertaining was the rapid … Continue reading

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What the big media don’t show

Paris 29 November 2015. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/147310542[/vimeo] By chance I was in Paris for the weekend. No demos are allowed in Paris because of the State of Emergency following the November 13 terrorist attacks, so at midday protestors organised a human chain … Continue reading

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Greece, Europe, Undemocracy

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/136378322[/vimeo] This film is a chapter from the forthcoming feature documentary, Money Puzzles, a film about money, debt and the fight against austerity. Money Puzzles is conceived as a follow up to the filmmakers’ award winning film, Secret City. Whereas … Continue reading

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