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Devon and Cornwall returns for a second season

Authored by News Desk

The ratings winning show ‘ Devon and Cornwall’ is set to return for a second season.

The series, which will air on Channel 4 at 8pm on June 8th, sets out to reveal life in this beautiful corner of England beyond that enjoyed by the millions of tourists and holidaymakers that visit each year.

The unique landscape – with empty beaches and windswept moors, rolling fields and...

Film: Daughter Rite (1978)

Daughter Rite is the link between 'direct cinema' documentaries and the later hybrids that acknowledged truth couldn't always be found in front of a camera.

Scandalous in its day for bending the rules of representation to enlighten its audience about filmmaking, this film has a lot to teach those of us hooked on reality TV too. Citron's documentary inquiries into feminism, women in the trades, and feminist approaches to media representation are time capsules that merit re-opening.

Introduced by Anna Navas, Peninsula Arts film programmer.

Director...

From the Archive: Peninsula Arts Film Commission Premiere

Award-winning artists, Frances Scott and Bryony Gillard, showcase their original pieces for the first time. Using archive footage from the South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA), Frances and Bryony have created two new works exploring the theme of ‘Visions of History’.

A prelude of visual highlights from SWFTA’s rich and diverse archive is included, introduced by Stacey Anderson, Archive Director, SWFTA.

£6/£4.20/Friends free. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA

Plymouth academic charts the history of oil production in BBC4 documentary series

Authored by Mary

The rise of an industry which has come to dominate the world is being explored in a documentary series fronted by a Plymouth University academic.

Planet Oil: The Treasure that Conquered the World is a three-part series presented by Iain Stewart, the University’s Professor of Geosciences Communication and Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute.

Being aired on BBC4 from...

University scientist collaborates with Jeremy Irons for environmental film

Authored by Matthew Vizard

An internationally renowned scientist from Plymouth University has worked with multi award-winning actor and Oscar winner Jeremy Irons on a major documentary about marine pollution.

Professor Richard Thompson, from the University’s Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre, is a recognised expert on the accumulation of marine debris and was invited to appear in the documentary,...

Film: The First Movie (2009)

For over 100 years now, the cinematic medium has been used to spread a multitude of ideas, from the artistic through to the political. This is so ingrained in our culture that it can be difficult to imagine our lives without film, let alone how we might have felt when we first experienced its power.

In this haunting documentary, film-maker Mark Cousins visits a small Kurdish-Iraqi village and shows films to local children their first time. They are then given cameras to make their own films, and the resulting creations tell insightful stories of the magic, horror, and mundanity, of...

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