Aldeburgh 18th Documentary Festival 16th to 18th November 2012

Friday 16 November to Sunday 18 November
Aldeburgh Documentary Festival 2012
Aldeburgh Cinema
This year’s ALDEBURGH DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL marks its 18th year as the UK’s leading public-facing celebration of the documentary film. Continuing to expand its international reach, the themes for this year’s festival weekend are Britain, the U.S., and China’s influence in the developing world.
There will be six brilliant sessions over the Festival weekend, offering delights of all sorts, from the deep humanity of Marc Isaac’s film THE ROAD: A STORY OF LIFE AND DEATH, to the extraordinary journey through model-making and photography of Mark Hogankamp in MARWENCOL, to the distinguished career that spans four generations of Leslie Woodhead whom we will celebrate on Saturday afternoon. Our other guest will be Julien Temple, who has made art films, music films as well as dramas, and investigates the collapse and rebirth of DETROIT with us on Saturday night. 
The Sunday debate on CHINA in the wider world will be chaired by the charismatic Trevor Phillips, until very recently Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and a considerable journalist and TV producer in his former life. We expect this debate to be absolutely scintillating!
The China debate is preceded by a screening of WHEN CHINA MET AFRICA, followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Nick Francis.
And last but certainly not least: Bill Nighy will be presenting the Docfest”s first ever Lifetime Achievement Award!! 
To see the full line-up visit our website –
£10 per session or £45 season (6 events)
Box Office: 01728 454884 Mon-Fri 10am to 12noon
Venue Address: Aldeburgh Cinema, 51 High Street, Aldeburgh. Suffolk IP15 5AU


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