Mediation and Crisis: Secret City and the Role of Radical Documentary

The Free University Brighton will be having a screening of Secret City after a talk by Tim Lines at the Marlborough Theatre on November 25th, 7pm. More details here. Lee Salter talks about Secret City. Secret City is a zero-budget documentary film by Michael Chanan (Roehampton) and Lee Salter (Sussex). It charts the rise to…

“I melt the glass with my forehead”

Joanna Callaghan is a filmmaker and Senior Lecturer in Film Production at the University of Sussex. This week, Joanna shares her documentary  “I melt the glass with my forehead”. The film made in collaboration with Martin McQuillan explores the state of higher education in the wake of the introduction of £9,000 tuition fees. In the autumn of…

FREE E-BOOK: TALES OF A VIDEO BLOGGER BY MICHAEL CHANAN

Michael Chanan is a seasoned documentary film-maker, author of books and Professor of Film and Video at Roehampton University. Below, he introduces his new e-book Tales of a Video Blogger. We are very excited that RE.FRAMING ACTIVISM has been granted the permission to publish Chanan’s e-book for free as a PDF and iBook, and online…

Chronicle of Protest by Michael Chanan

Michael Chanan is a seasoned documentary film-maker, author of books and Professor of Film and Video at Roehampton University. Michael distributes his work across many online platforms; one of our favourites is the Putney Debater. This week, Michael Chanan shares his Chronicle of Protest documentary that was inspired by the politicisation of students in the…

Jim Hubbard: Framing ACT UP activists

In March 1987,  the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) was formed in New York as a response to the lack of U.S. government action and mainstream media coverage on the AIDS crisis. UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP is a new feature-length documentary that puts the audience on the ground with activists…