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A brand new interview podcast that offers listeners a chance to get closer to their favourite non-fiction filmmakers. We will hear about their life and career through the lens of three thematically-united documentaries that have had a lasting impact on them. Discover why these documentaries have the meaning they do and how that has manifested in their own non-fiction filmmaking. 
Hosted by June Jennings, a writer and journalist, who currently serves as the engagement and partnerships manager for Field of Vision, First Look Media’s award-winning documentary unit.

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The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast Little Dot Studios

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A brand new interview podcast that offers listeners a chance to get closer to their favourite non-fiction filmmakers. We will hear about their life and career through the lens of three thematically-united documentaries that have had a lasting impact on them. Discover why these documentaries have the meaning they do and how that has manifested in their own non-fiction filmmaking. 
Hosted by June Jennings, a writer and journalist, who currently serves as the engagement and partnerships manager for Field of Vision, First Look Media’s award-winning documentary unit.

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    The Best of The Doc Exchange | with Asif Kapadia, Kirsten Johnson, Simon Chinn + More

    The Best of The Doc Exchange | with Asif Kapadia, Kirsten Johnson, Simon Chinn + More

    To celebrate the first season of The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories podcast, here are some of our highlights from our conversations with some of the biggest names in modern documentary filmmaking. Hear from the filmmakers behind many of this year’s most lauded and talked about documentaries as they reveal which non-fiction films mean the most to them.
    Head to our feed to hear the full interviews, our guests include:
    Kirsten Johnson | Director of Dick Johnson is Dead and Cameraperson
    Catherine Bray | Writer, director, producer & commissioner
    Tamara Kotevska | Co-director of Honeyland
    Simon Chinn | Producer of Whitney, Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man
    Kate Blewett and Brian Woods | Co-directors of The Dying Rooms
    Poppy Dixon | Producer of Untouchable, The Imposter & American Animals
    Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk | Co-directors of Athlete A
    Nicole Newnham & Jim LeBrecht | Co-directors of Crip Camp
    Asif Kapadia | Director of Amy, Diego Maradona and Senna
    The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production in partnership with The Grierson Trust.
    Hosted by June Jennings
    Produced by Nicole Davis and Annie Hughes
    Executive produced by Paul Woolf
    Music by Dusty Decks
    Edited by Content is Queen
    Artwork by Nash Kasic

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    • 23 min
    Kirsten Johnson | Director of Dick Johnson is Dead and Cameraperson

    Kirsten Johnson | Director of Dick Johnson is Dead and Cameraperson

    In this episode, June is joined by Kirsten Johnson, a long-time cinematographer and documentary filmmaker who received widespread critical acclaim for her two most recent movies as director Cameraperson (2016) and Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020). Through the lens of three films that consider what it means to document life, death and the world around us, Kirsten discusses a range of topics from the intensely political to the intensely personal. 
    Welcome to The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast, where your favourite non-fiction filmmakers reveal the documentaries that have had a lasting impact on their lives and careers. 
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    SHOW NOTES
    Man With A Movie Camera (1929, Dziga Vertov) Watch on Docsville in the UK & MUBI in the US
    This Is Not a Film (2011, Jafar Panahi) Rent via Prime Video in the UK & Watch on Kanopy in the US
    No Home Movie (2015, Chantal Akerman) Rent via BFI Player in the UK & Watch on MUBI in the US
    Cameraperson (2016, Kirsten Johnson) Rent via Prime Video, Google Play & iTunes in the UK & Watch on The Criterion Channel in the US
    Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020, Kirsten Johnson) Watch on Netflix

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    The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production in partnership with The Grierson Trust.
    Hosted by June Jennings
    Produced by Nicole Davis and Annie Hughes
    Executive produced by Paul Woolf
    Music by Dusty Decks
    Edited by Content is Queen
    Artwork by Nash Kasic

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    • 35 min
    Catherine Bray | Writer, director, producer & commissioner

    Catherine Bray | Writer, director, producer & commissioner

    On this episode of The Doc Exchange, June Jennings is joined by Catherine Bray, a commissioner, producer and writer-director, whose most recent credits include two hour-long essays films for BBC Arts: Meet the Family and Guilt-Free Pleasures. Together they interrogate the theme of performance, constructed reality and fabrication and how this can alter our sense of what ‘counts’ as documentary.
    Welcome to The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast, where your favourite non-fiction filmmakers reveal the documentaries that have had a lasting impact on their lives and careers. 
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    SHOW NOTES
    Fraud (2016, Dean Fleischer-Camp) // Watch on Kanopy in the US 
    Under the Sun (2016, Vitaly Mansky) // Watch on Ovid in the US
    Casting JonBenet (2017, Kitty Green) // Watch on Netflix 
    How To with John Wilson (2020, John Wilson) // Watch on HBO Max 
    Guilt-Free Pleasures (2020, Catherine Bray) // Watch on BBC iPlayer in the UK
    Meet the Family (2020, Catherine Bray) // Watch on BBC iPlayer in the UK
    Fish Story (2017, Charlie Shackleton) // Watch on Vimeo
    Lasting Marks (2018, Charlie Shackleton) // Watch on Vimeo
    Beyond Clueless (2014, Charlie Shackleton) // Watch on Vimeo
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    The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production in partnership with The Grierson Trust.
    Hosted by June Jennings
    Produced by Nicole Davis and Annie Hughes
    Executive produced by Paul Woolf
    Music by Dusty Decks
    Edited by Content is Queen
    Artwork by Nash Kasic

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    • 38 min
    Tamara Kotevska | Co-director of Honeyland

    Tamara Kotevska | Co-director of Honeyland

    In this episode of The Doc Exchange, June Jennings is joined by Tamara Kotevska, the Oscar-nominated co-director of Honeyland. Discussing three seemingly disparate, but equally powerful documentaries, Tamara reflects on her experience of making a film about ancient beekeeping traditions in the mountains of North Macedonia, the spirit of collaboration that enabled its fruition and the importance of showing the world as it is. 
    Welcome to The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast, where your favourite non-fiction filmmakers reveal the documentaries that have had a lasting impact on their lives and careers. 
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    SHOW NOTES
    Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, Banksy) // Rent via Prime Video, Google Play & MUBI in the UK & Prime Video & Google Play in the US
    The Act of Killing (2012, Joshua Oppenheimer) // Rent via Google Play, Prime Video & iTunes in the UK & Watch on Prime Video in the US
    Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010, Werner Herzog) // Watch on DirectTV in the US
    Honeyland (2019, Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska) // Rent on Prime Video, Google Play, BFI Player & Curzon Home Cinema in the UK & Watch on See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 24 min
    Simon Chinn | Producer of Whitney, Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man

    Simon Chinn | Producer of Whitney, Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man

    Welcome to The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast, where your favourite non-fiction filmmakers reveal the documentaries that have had a lasting impact on their lives and careers. 
    This week, June Jennings is joined by Simon Chinn, the Oscar-winning producer behind some of the most successful documentaries of the past decade including Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man, The Imposter, My Scientology Movie, LA 92 and Whitney. Through the lens of three music documentaries that have stayed with Simon throughout his career he discusses perspective, access and legendary subjects. 
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    SHOW NOTES
    Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008, Sacha Gervasi) // Rent via Prime Video in the US
    Don't Look Back (1967, D.A. Pennebaker) // Watch on HBO Max and The Criterion Channel in the US 
    When We Were Kings (1996, Leon Gast) // Watch on BBC Storyville in the UK & Rent via HBO Max in the US. 
    Searching for Sugar Man (2012, Malik Bendjelloul) // Watch on Prime Video in the UK & Rent on Prime Video, Google Play & iTunes in the US
    Whitney (2018, Kevin Macdonald) // Watch on Prime Video in the UK & Rent on Prime Video in the US
    Man on Wire (2008, James Marsh) Rent on Prime Video, iTunes & See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 33 min
    Kate Blewett and Brian Woods | Co-directors of The Dying Rooms

    Kate Blewett and Brian Woods | Co-directors of The Dying Rooms

    Welcome to The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast, where your favourite non-fiction filmmakers reveal the documentaries that have had a lasting impact on their lives and careers. 
    This week, June Jennings is joined by Brian Woods and Kate Blewett for a special episode reflecting on the 25th anniversary of their award-winning Channel 4 documentary The Dying Rooms. Discover how they got extraordinary access to make their groundbreaking film, how the stakes were raised when they made Return to the Dying Rooms, and how documentaries like One Child Nation have sustained and elevated the conversation around China’s One Child Policy.

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    SHOW NOTES

    The Dying Rooms (1995, Kate Blewett, Brian Woods) Watch on Real Stories from Saturday 12 December 
    Return to the Dying Rooms (1996, Kate Blewett, Brian Woods)
    One Child Nation (2019, Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang) Watch on Prime Video in the US

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    The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production in partnership with The Grierson Trust.
    Hosted by June Jennings
    Produced by Nicole Davis and Annie Hughes
    Executive produced by Paul Woolf
    Music by Dusty Decks
    Edited by Content is Queen
    Artwork by Nash Kasic

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    • 38 min

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