Anthony Geffen, world famous documentary filmmaker and producer will be in conversation with Antony Thomas about the issues raised in his recently published memoir In the Line of Fire. Although Thomas has also received multiple awards for his work, he faced the fiercest criticism after the broadcast of his drama documentary, Death of a Princess, which was described at the time as 'the biggest single incident on an international scale since television was created.'
The discussion will be following with a screening of film extracts.
Anthony Geffen is one of the world leading documentary film makers and a pioneer in multi-platform story telling. His films have won over 50 international awards including four British Academy Awards (BAFTAs) and seven Emmys, and multiple awards at Wildscreen and Jackson Hole.
Antony Thomas was born in India in 1940 and taken to South Africa by his grandparents when he was six years old. At the age of 22, he was commissioned by the government there to make his first documentary. His experiences on that film changed the course of his life.
Banned from further filmmaking in South Africa, he moved to England in 1966, where his documentaries have received outstanding reviews and multiple awards, including the most prestigious; the British Academy Award, the US Emmy Award and the Grierson Award (twice). He is also author of the acclaimed biography, Rhodes, the Race for Africa.