Peter Spence’s ‘The Archive’ selected for Doc/Player at Sheffield Doc/Fest

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Set in McCarthy-era America and compiled entirely from archive materials, The Archive tells the incredible story of lawyer David Drucker who was pursued for decades by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI. Always travelling with a Bolex 16mm camera, David captured stunning footage on his travels around the world. However, FBI agents were never far behind also documenting his every move. […]

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Without Brutality: 25 Years of the Art and Design Research Centre – Professor Esther Johnson curates Sheffield Doc/Fest film programme

Composite image of DocFest logo and details with still from Welcome to Sheffield Polytechnic 1969, courtesy of Esther Johnson

‘Life without industry is guilt, and industry without art is brutality.’ – John Ruskin 2018 sees the 25th anniversaries of both Doc/Fest and the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) at Sheffield Hallam University. Without Brutality consists of films by students and staff of the university, from 1969 to 1993, when the art school was integrated into Sheffield Hallam University and the […]

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Professor Esther Johnson on ‘Live Scores and Archive’ panel at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Live Cinema Summit – 08 June 2018

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Professor of Film and Media Arts Esther Johnson has been invited to be on the Live Scores and Archive panel at the Live Cinema Summit at this year’s Doc/Fest. The theme real live marks the inaugural Live Cinema Summit which will bring together filmmakers, musicians, performers and practitioners from across the realms of factual and fictional storytelling with the aim to address what live cinema […]

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