Report: Jeremy Corbyn Public Meeting Audio and Video

The Labour leadership election vote is upon us – well some of us – so the time is right for this post about Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to York which I attended this month. It contains a large chunk of audio, and eight pieces of video including a joke about Michael Gove.

Making a Brilliant Political Documentary is Possible – just not in the UK

Now I live in the UK, and I’m working on a dissertation about UK Labour. While we have seen insipid dramas about New Labour leadership problems and the bromance gone bad of Brown and Blair, all soaked in the aggrandisement or faux mea culpas of their acolytes and enablers, we’ve yet to see anything of the gravitas, production elegance, political rawness or basic bloody insight and entertainment of The Killing Season. Even if you know nothing about Australian politics, you should watch this and appreciate the importance of a decent public service broadcaster to its audience.

The appalling documentary

How not to make a documentary – Update

Having watched the excellent Fire in Babylon documentary on Friday night, we decided to go with another highly rated doco’. We chose Gary Hustwit’s Helvetica. This proved to be a huge mistake. Fire in Babylon not only documents its subject – the West Indies cricket teams’ rise to dominance as a form of sporting, historical […]