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Film A2 Study Day: Approaches to Documentary: Amy

Recommended for A2 and equivalent level Film Studies

This study day will explore approaches to documentary filmmaking techniques, narrative construction and celebrity culture through a close examination of Kapadia’s film.

Students will have the opportunity to discuss the film’s narrative structure, its use of archival footage and approach to audience positioning.

Led by Dr Kirsty Fairclough, Associate Dean: Research and Innovation at the School of Arts and Media, University of Salford

Amy (15)
Dir Asif Kapadia/UK 2015
128mins/English
Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines. Kapadia’s film reveals the life behind the headlines by examining the story of a talented woman whose life ended far too young.

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This event is supported by the University of Salford.