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  1. Secret City (2012)

    Director
    Michael Chanan
    Subject
    Economics

    Secret City investigates the City of London, the Corporation that runs it, and its role in the economic crisis. The history of London since its foundation by the Romans is recounted by Maurice Glasman, with...

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  2. Detroit: Ruin of a City (2005)

    Director
    Michael Chanan; Ralph Steiner
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 92 minutes), £115.00 [University rate]

    Once an industrial powerhouse and the hub of the American automobile industry, Detroit is now in serious decline and one of the poorest, most segregated cities in the USA. With the participation of Detroit...

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  3. New Cinema of Latin America, The (1983)

    Director
    Michael Chanan
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 170 minutes), £120.00 [University rate]

    Michael Chanan’s two-part documentary on ‘New Cinema of Latin America’, made for the UK’s Channel 4 in 1983, is now an historic document of the first twenty-five years of a continental movement which...

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  4. Appearance and Reality (1972)

    Director
    Michael Chanan
    Producer
    Noel Chanan
    Subject
    Philosophy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Professor Sir Alfred Ayer and Professor Bernard Williams discuss philosophy and science. (60 minutes)

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  5. Idea of Freedom, The (1972)

    Director
    Michael Chanan
    Producer
    Noel Chanan
    Subject
    Philosophy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Iris Murdoch and David Pears discuss ethics, freedom and determinism, and Freud.* (60 minutes)

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  6. I’m Going to Tamper with Your Beliefs a Little (1972)

    Director
    Michael Chanan
    Producer
    Noel Chanan
    Subject
    Philosophy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Sir Isaiah Berlin and Stuart Hampshire discuss philosophy in Oxford in the 1930s, and John Langshaw Austin. An excerpt is included from the only extant sound recording of Austin lecturing.* (60 minutes)

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  7. Language and Creativity (1972)

    Director
    Michael Chanan
    Producer
    Noel Chanan
    Subject
    Linguistics; Philosophy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Professor P F Strawson and Gareth Evans discuss linguistic theory.* (60 minutes)

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  8. You Might Just As Well Say ‘I See What I Eat’ Is the Same Thing As ‘I Eat What I See’ (1972)

    Director
    Michael Chanan
    Subject
    Philosophy
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Professor Gilbert Ryle and J O Urmson discuss philosophy of mind.*(60 minutes)

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  9. Chronicle of Protest: The Film

    Director
    Michael Chanan
    Subject
    Politics & government; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 90 minutes), £6.00

    Michael Chanan’s video diary of the anti-cuts protest movement follows the chronology of events over five months, from November 2010 to the end of March 2011. Chanan’s film is unreservedly celebratory,...

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