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Featured Articles

Born Free

Dr Louise Gentle, Nottingham Trent University, examines James Hill’s classic Born Free and its enduring influence on the teaching of higher education wildlife conservation.

Memory of the Camps

Dr James Jordan, University of Southampton, examines the restoration of the allied liberation documentary German Concentration Camps Factual Survey

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Recent Reviews

  • Minute Bodies

    Prof Ian Christie examines the fascinating fusion of Smith’s time-lapse photomicrography modern music.

  • Live Cinema and its Techniques

    John Wyver of Illuminations reviews Francis Ford Coppola’s reflections on live cinema.

  • Fifty Years of The Battle of Algiers

    Prof Alan O’Leary at the University of Leeds reviews Sohail Daulatzai’s book on the The Battle of Algiers (1966).

  • Trying to Get Over

    Adrian Smith, University of Sussex, reviews Keith Corson’s book on an overlooked period of black filmmaking.

  • Visions of Avant-Garde Film

    Donatella Valente, doctoral candidate at Birkbeck, reviews Kamila Kuc’s study of Polish avant-garde film.

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