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Interrupted Memory

Prof. Michael Chanan

Biography
Michael Chanan is a seasoned documentarist, author of books on both film and music, and Professor of Film & Video at the University of Roehampton, London. His books include studies of early cinema, Cuban cinema, the social history of music, the history of recording, and the politics of documentary. In the 80s, he shot a number of films in Cuba and Latin America, most of them for Channel Four. His more recent films have either been academically funded or zero-budget video blogs, including the award-winning ‘Secret City’ (2012). ‘Interrupted Memory’ was academically funded.

Documentary Film: Interrupted Memory (dir. Michael Chanan, UK, 2013)
Interrupted Memory (Memoria interrumpida, 116 mins) is a documentary about memory and politics in Argentina and Chile. Remembered experiences of popular militancy and resistance, military coups and state repression, shape a collective narration of recent history in the two countries, set off against the public memory of the film archives, and concluding with reflections on the politics of memory after the dictatorships.



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NICK FRASER: BBC Commissioning Editor, Storyville

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Nick Fraser was born in London in 1948 and educated at Oxford. He has worked as a journalist, independent television producer and a programme editor. Currently he is editor of Storyville, the BBC’s long-running and successful series of international documentaries. Programmes shown on Storyville have won many awards, including an Oscar, Sundance prizes, Peabody awards, IDFA trophies and Griersons. Nick Fraser has written five non-fiction books, including The Voice of Modern Hatred, Encounters with the European Far Right, and he is a contributing editor of Harper’s magazine, New York. His latest pamphlet, Why Documentaries Matter, is published by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Nick was the series editor of the global documentary project Why Democracy? and executive producer of Why Poverty?



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Patrick Hurley

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Patrick Hurley is Distribution Manager at Dogwoof, the UK’s leading specialist documentary distributor and sales agent. Recent theatrical releases by Dogwoof include The Act of Killing (BAFTA 2014), Blackfish, Cutie and the Boxer, Chasing Ice and Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ’45. As a distributor, Dogwoof have championed documentary for the big screen including feature films from the Sensory Ethnography Lab (ManakamanaLeviathan and Sweetgrass) as well as re-releasing remastered classics such as Marc Singer’s Dark Days (2000). With the company since 2012, Patrick has worked on the cinema releases of Dogwoof’s 40 most recent titles.