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The Political Impact of Documentaries

Chatham House, London

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Franny Armstrong, Director, The Age of Stupid, McLibel; Founder, 10:10 campaign
Callum Macrae, Film-maker; Director, Sri Lanka's Killing Fields
Chair: Phil Harding, Journalist; Broadcaster; Media Consultant


The speakers will examine the evolving role of documentaries in both sparking public debate and influencing policy. They will share their insights into how governments and international organizations are responding to documentaries that aim to effect change, and comment on how the rise of new media is changing the nature and impact of this medium.