FILMOGRAPHY

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. "The D'Oliveira Affair" was to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the fall of the Apartheid system of white rule in South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this major award-winning documentary tells Basil D'Oliveira’s story and his shameful treatment by the English establishment as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.

With explosive new evidence gained from the opening of the apartheid archives in South Africa, the film demonstrates the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid in South Africa.

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award 2005

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Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker

The Hansie Cronje Story

Lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport.

This sequel to the award-winning Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy completes a 2-part 60 year history of South African politics by telling the extraordinary tragedy of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African transformation who, by taking bribes to fix international cricket matches, betrayed Mandela's ideal.

The film features exclusive interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him; with Cronje’s boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer - filmed just weeks before his death amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers - as well as incredibly frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends, mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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The Last Waterloo Cup

A film set against the background of the impending ban by Parliament of hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last Grand Prix of Hare Coursing.

The Waterloo Cup, a knock-out competition run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool, is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound. It was started by the same man who inaugurated The Grand National.

The climax of the film is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on Hunting with dogs comes into force.

With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

A Film by PAUL YULE

A journey to explore Africa's changing relationship with football.

With the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana setting the scene, the focus is on the highly marketable Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien: the rock upon which Ghana's football team, the 'Black Stars', is built. Footballers like he and Didier Drogba have made a difference to Africa's sense of its own power.

The tournament represents Africa's ongoing struggle for greater integration, a vision of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

As the sport grows in importance, this film asks: Does Africa itself benefit from the amazing development of its football? or is this just a new scramble for Africa by the European powers?

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"Recognises football for what it is - an industry. Beautiful game or not, business is business" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Is This My Country?

An intensely personal journey as Darcus Howe matches the idea of 'Britishness' against his own experience of the British state.

The film combines a journey of exploration of Darcus' roots in Trinidad with a polemical account of the British policies on immigration and citizenship.

What emerges is that Howe's life embodies the very concept of divided loyalties, as we see how one of the most eloquent dissenting immigrant voices has had his identity shaped by his encounters with the British state.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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A Matter of Life and Death

Miranda Sawyer, award-winning writer and broadcaster, travels to the Deep South of the United States to explore the issues surrounding the abortion debate.

Previously confident in her liberal, feminist, pro-choice views, this remarkable journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas leads to a profound questioning of her core beliefs.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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How To Be A Composer

Journalist and music critic, Paul Morley left school at the age of 16 - and hasn't been back since. Until now.

These two films follow him over the course of a year as he joins London's premiere music conservatoire, The Royal Academy of Music, to study "Composition".

Morley has decades of experience in the world of pop, but formal music's so far been a mystery to him. The film follows the fascinating process of him going from no formal musical knowledge to writing his own String Quartet for public performance.

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God Don't Live Here Anymore?

A look at the religiosity of President Barack Obama.

With Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Land, and others.

Presented by Robert Beckford

Does President Obama represent the emergence of a new Religious Left?

And if so, how does this play with the wider political constituency in the US, including the grassroots of both Christian fundamentalists and black evangelicals?

A journey across the religious fault-lines of the USA.

Produced and Directed by Paul Yule

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Martin Chambi & The Heirs of the Incas

An extraordinary photographer of the early twentieth century, CHAMBI was a leading figure in the revolutionary, artistic and social movements that swept South America in the 1930s.

His magnificent photographs of Peru were the visual epitome of the ʻIndigenistaʼ quest to rediscover the native culture of the Andes.

Fifty years on, this film explores Andean life through Chambiʼs majestic photographs, and looks at the contemporary relevance of his work.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER The Special Award at The New York Film Festival 1986
WINNER The Gold Award Best documentary, Houston International Film festival 1988
WINNER The Silver Apple US Film and Video Festival 1988
WINNER The Blue Ribbon The American Film and Video Festival 1988

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‘Breathtaking’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Luminous’ - THE TIMES
‘Hypnotic’ - THE DAILY MAIL

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Our God The Condor

Examines the remote Peruvian Andean village of COTABAMBAS and its annual ʻYawar (Blood) Fiestaʼ.

This festival ritualises the struggle between the indigenous population and the Spaniards over the 450 years since the Conquest of Peru.

A condor, ʻspirit of the Andesʼ, is captured and brought down into the village; after three days it is sewn onto the back of a bull, thus creating ʻthe mythical creature against whom man strugglesʼ. At its release after the festival, the flight of the condor will determine the next yearʼs fortune for the village.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

WINNER of The Special Award Society for Visual Anthropology 1989
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1988
WINNER ANTHROPOS 87ʼ, Los Angeles

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‘Extraordinary’ - THE TIMES

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Iquitos: Portrait Of A Jungle City

A profile of IQUITOS Peruʼs legendary jungle capital, 2300 miles up the Amazon River – its extraordinary history and its curious present.

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE presents, with a special contribution from the novelist MARIO VARGAS LLOSA.

IQUITOS was a grand city at the beginning of the 20th century, linked intimately to Europe and the US through the trade in rubber, though at great human cost.

Today it is hard to separate fact from fiction – amongst the many curiosities, children are called anything from Hitler to Lady Diana, women claim to give birth to dolphins, and the shamanic medicine-man, Don Emilio, sees all.

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Story Of The Novelist Who Would Be President

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, one of the worldʼs great novelists, ran for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 - unsuccessfully.

With unprecedented access, this exclusive film followed Vargas Llosa through the most turbulent year of his life to tell this remarkable tale.

From London to Italy to Peru it weaves together his changing relationship with both literature and politics and, using the style and texts of his fiction, tells ʻThe Story of The Novelist Who Would Be Presidentʼ.

Narrated by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Produced and directed by ANDY HARRIES & PAUL YULE

San Sebastian, 1990
Havana Film Festival 1990

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‘A fine film ... shifts effortlessly ... from text to political analysis to biographical history.’ - TIME OUT

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Return To The Sacred Ice

A journey to Q'OLLORITTI in the southern Andes of Peru, the world's highest pilgrimage...

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE follows a group of pilgrims from the village of Chincheros as they make their way to a shrine which sits 16,000 feet above sea level to participate in this extraordinary festival.

Supposedly the celebration of a 17th Century apparition of Christ to a llama-herder, it is in reality an ancient pagan rite from which human sacrifice has not entirely disappeared.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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'More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas' - DAILY EXPRESS

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The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

The drama behind one of the great art scandals of modern times.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover is a tragedy of deceit, lies and greed – with an unexpected and sordid twist.

O. Winston Link was a giant of contemporary photography. His images, made in the 1950s and depicting the last days of steam, have become icons of 20th century Americana.

However, behind the veneer of success and recognition the film reveals a half century long tale which culminated in the imprisonment for over 7 years of Linkʼs wife Conchita and her lover, Ed Hayes.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Damned In The USA

The controversial multi award winning examination of the ongoing battle between religious fundamentalists, whose goal is 'to clean up the filth in modern society', and the artists, homosexuals, minorities and feminists whose cries of 'censorship' are heard throughout the US.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle acts as a Greek Chorus, and takes a wry look at modern America helping us through he minefield of rhetoric as we travel from ELVIS PRESELY's Mississippi, to 2 LIVE CREW's studios in Miami, to the PLAYBOY Headquarters in Chicago, to New York and the photograpghy of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE and the music of MADONNA.

The film itself became the object of attempted censorship when Reverend Donald Wildmon of The American Family Association sued the filmmakers and Channel 4 for $8 million, calling the film 'blasphemous and obscene'. He lost.

A Film by PAUL YULE.

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WINNER International Emmy Best Arts Documentary 1991
WINNER Silver Plaque Chicago International Festival 1991
WINNER Melbourne Festival 1991
Edinburgh Film Festival 1991
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 1991
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1991
Rotterdam Film Festival 1992
Cork Film Festival 1991
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 1992

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As American As Apple Pie

A modern American Odyssey, driving from Canada to Mexico through the heartland of the United States.

Stars Boston-born comedian Jimmy Tingle with Prof. Alan Schroeder as his guide.

They travel in a red 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible for 4827 miles and encounter an America in persuit of new dreams - and in the process discover more about themselves.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Good Morning Mr Hitler!

This film tells the story of a weekend in Munich in July 1939, six weeks before the outbreak of World War II when Hitler and the entire Nazi leadership celebrated their version of German history and culture.

Using extraordinary newly-discovered colour footage, it is a film about the process by which art, together with political patronage and terror, can be used to market a message - any message.

Produced and Directed by LUKE HOLLAND & PAUL YULE

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WINNER Intercom Film Festival 1994
Rotterdam Film Festival 1994
Leipzig Film Festival 1994
Lisbon Film festival 1994
Jerusalem Film Festival 1994
Krakow Film festival 1994
Raindance Film Festival 1993

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White Lies

The clandestine story of IDAF - The International Defence and Aid Fund.

Tells how Canon John Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, together with his friends in London and Scandinavia, secretly underpinned the entire struggle against white rule in South Africa by smuggling over £100 million to the opponents and victims of apartheid. It reveals just how they outwitted the South African Secret Police, BOSS, in the process.

With Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Craig Williamson and others.

The definitive story of the fall of apartheid.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘Fascinating’ - THE TIMES

‘A holy conspiracy - a marvellous story excellently served’ - THE GUARDIAN

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Geiger Sweet, Geiger Sour: 19 Tales From The Radiation Age

100 years of radiation and its effects - from the first x-rays to the Chernobyl disaster.

The innocence of x-rays didn't last long - but for that untroubled time radiation was a magic cure-all, used to remove unwanted hair (which it did, along with great clumps of the wanted kind), to fit children's shoes, even to energise enfeebled virility by means of radioactive jock-straps.

After the Manhatten Project and the Atom Bomb, wield a lie detector around the subject and that erratic tick soon crowds to a constant screech, triggered by the politic evasions, and the fingers-crossed predictions of risk.

"One wouldn't be responsible if one didn't know," says a scientist, uncomfortably responding to the accusation that terminally ill patients had been given experimental plutonium injections.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas'

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Elgar's Tenth Muse

Drama about the brief but intoxicating relationship between young Hungarian violinist Jelly D`Aranyi and the ageing English composer, Sir Edward Elgar.

With James Fox as Elgar, and co-starring Selma Alispahic as Jelly D`Aranyi, Faith Brook as Alice Elgar and Rupert Frazer as Billy Reed.

Elgar's music throughout, played by Natalie Clein and Maxim Vengarov.

"Paul Yule's direction was an affair of refined visual compositions, and there was a real pleasure in the combination of his images and Elgar's music - the composer disappearing into the mist in a slow fade, or the layered profiles of his dying wife and Fox's well-mannered grief. Selma Alispahic was good as d'Aranyi, too. An unresolved cadence rather than a completed work."
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘An affair of refined visual compositions’ - THE INDEPENDENT

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Lone Star Hate

Guns, Gays and God in East Texas.

A documentary thriller.

The film explores the tragic murder of Nicholas West, shot dead in Tyler, East Texas by a teenage gang... because he was gay.

Gripping interviews on Death Row capture the twilight world in which the three killers lived.

Follows the trial of the youngest of them, David Macmillan, with the DA asking for the death penalty. Through this trail we discover the truth about what happened that fateful night.

Donald Aldrich and Henry Dunn have, since the making of the film, both been executed.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin

Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books, published between 1977 and 1968, reinvented the genre of travel writing.

"The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this maor two-part biography, filmed across five continents and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.

An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally and many others.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘More than a great journey ... a completely new world of ideas’

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Welcome To Armageddon

A documentary exploration of Death Cults.

With the End Timers - cults like Aum Shinrikyo in Japan, whose members tried to kick start The Apocalypse with a lethal nerve gas attack, via Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Texas-based House of Yaweh, to those waiting in Jerusalem for the final battle of Armageddon.

A journey around the subject of apocalyptic belief - centrepiece of Channel 4's "Nostradamus Night"

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Babitsky's War

In December 2000 Andrei Babitsky, a Russian journalist working for the U.S. funded Radio Liberty, went missing in Chechnya.

Babitsky was part of a small group of journalists committed to telling the truth about what was happening in Grozny and Chechnya. A brave frontline journalist with strong contacts in the Chechen army, he told a very different story to the one being expounded by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

After some of the footage he shot was shown on Russian television he was imprisoned by the Russian army in Grozny and then held captive in a so-called Filtration Camp in Northern Chechnya. He finally was set free.

The story is narrated by Alan Rickman and powerfully told by Babitsky himself through the extraordinarily vivid footage of the war he shot.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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“A remarkable account of brave reporting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

WINNER of The Amnesty International Award Best Documentary of 2000

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Battle For The Holocaust

In this controversial film, Jewish historians look at how our understanding of the Holocaust has changed in the decades since the end of the Second World War, and ask whose agenda is being served by the proliferation of museums, memorials and commemoration events.

With Peter Novick, Gulie Ne’eman Arad, Saul Friedlander, Henry Kissinger, and Norman Finkelstein.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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‘A fascinating, lively documentary’ - THE TIMES

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Marquis de Sade - Pornographer Or Prophet?

Some revere the Marquis de Sade as an inspiring revolutionary, others condemn him as a depraved sex-mad monster. The infamous 18th century French libertine’s novels are filled with sexual violence and mutilation, but de Sade himself is a confusing, defiant figure.

Imprisoned as a pornographer in his lifetime, de Sade has gradually become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration to artists and writers, especially to the surrealists, and even to many contemporary feminists.

De Sade teaches us what it is to be human. It is impossible to encounter his work - “The 120 Days of Sodom”, for example - without suffering an expansion of awareness, both of evil and of yourself.

A Film by PAUL YULE

For more information or to purchase DVD please send an email:

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The House Of War

An insiders' account of the Mazar-I-Sharif uprising in Afghanistan in 2002.

The battle at the fortress of Qali-i-Jangi would become a microcosm for the barbarity of war, with vicious fighting at close quarters all documented by western TV crews caught in the thick of it.

The House of War reveals just what happened in Qala-I-Jangi, from the moment the first prisoner blew himself up with a hand grenade, through the killing of US special agent Mike Spann, then seven days of ferocious fighting, to the final surrender and emergence of "The American Taliban", John Walker Lindh.

It subsequently transpired that Walker had been filmed being interrogated by Mike Spann ... this award-winning documentary features the footage of their encounter.

Spann and Walker's lives and fates had intertwined in what became the biggest story of the war.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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WINNER
Royal Television Society Best Documentary 2002

WINNER
The Rory Peck Award

WINNER
Edward R. Morrow Award

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Mugabe’s Secret Famine

Peter Oborne and Paul Yule go into Zimbabwe undercover, secretly meeting intermediaries and then filming under conditions of considerable danger both to themselves and to those interviewed.

Verified reports that the Zimbabwian dictator Robert Mugabe, who had banned foreign journalists from Zimbabwe, was deliberately starving those districts which voted against his regime.

This film hit a nerve and had an enormous impact, not least in questioning British foreign policy. It led directly to the Nasser Hussain’s English cricket team cancelling their matches in Zimbabwe during the World Cup of 2003.

"Mugabe’s Secret Famine" also raised the question, immediately before the Bush/Blair sponsored Iraqi war, of whether the democracies of the world should intervene in the face of tyranny.

A Film by PAUL YULE

WINNER Edward R. Morrow Award

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Here's One We Invaded Earlier

Peter Oborne, The Spectator's political editor, sets out to discover whether George Bush and Tony Blair fulfilled their promise to create a free and secure Afghanistan following the demise of the ruling Taliban in 2001.

As the bombs rain down on Iraq, the investigation into the Afghan prototype uncovers that outside the capital, Kabul, real power remains in the hands of local warlords.

The film features unprecedented access to Ismail Khan, the warlord who rules a mini kingdom from Herat in Western Afghanistan and a major interview with President Hamid Karzai.

A Film by PAUL YULE

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Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

A Film by PAUL YULE

One of the great betrayals of modern sport.

In 1968 Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'Coloured' cricketer from South