Introducing Documentary

Recommended for students of AS Film and AS Media and equivalent.

Capacity: 158 places.

A study day built around a screening of Michael Moore’s controversial 2007 documentary SICKO which condemns the US health care system. This session offers students an opportunity to explore and debate the ways in which documentaries are constructed, issues surrounding truth and authenticity and will also consider the recent popularity of documentary films in the cinema.

Led by Kirsty Fairclough, Lecturer in Media and Performance at the University of Salford.

Includes a full screening of SICKO (CTBA)
Director: Michael Moore, USA, 2007, 118 mins

Following on the heels of his Palme d’Or winning FAHRENHEIT 9/11, Michael Moore’s new documentary sets out to investigate the American healthcare system. Sticking to his tried-and-true one-man approach, Moore sheds light on the complicated medical affairs of individuals and local communities.