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Documentary Film Weekend with Jonathan Stedall Sat 19 Jan

  • Arts

A unique opportunity to see some fascinating documentaries made by award-winning filmmaker who lives locally.

This event has now changed to Saturday evening only - do come along!

7.30 - 8.30pm: ‘Gandhi’s India’ - biography, and a portrait of India twenty years after Gandhi's death (60’). 

9 - 10pm: ‘From London to Arcadia’ with Ben Okri, from the series ‘Great Railway Journeys’ (50’) 

Jonathan Stedall has made over one hundred and fifty documentary films, largely for the BBC. He won a British Film Academy Award for his film ‘In Need of Special Care’, and has been nominated by the Broadcasting Press Guild and by BAFTA. See more information below.

His work is described as  ‘… a unique window into some of the important shifts in human consciousness that have taken place over the last hundred years or so …’

£8/£6 concessions, for both films

Jonathan Stedall'searly career included work as a Stage Manager in Repertory Theatre, an assistant film editor at Pinewood, and as a Floor Manager in commercial television. He joined the BBC as a producer/director at the advent of BBC2 in 1963. Many of his early films were made with the poet John Betjeman, and his work has always been prompted by his faith in a world that is essentially good and has meaning.

In 1984 Jonathan moved from London to the BBC in Bristol, and since 1990 has worked as freelance director, as well as writing his autobiography ‘Where on Earth is Heaven?’ (Hawthorn Press 2009), and a collection of poems under the title ‘No Shore Too Far’, written after the death of his wife (Hawthorn Press 2017). His most recent film is The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner.

He has a son and daughter and lives near Stroud in Gloucestershire.

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