Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin’s five books reinvented the genre of travel writing. “The nature of human restlessness” was his abiding obsession, and this major two-part biography, filmed across five continents, written and presented by NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure.
Part 1 deals with Chatwin’s childhood and the books “In Patagonia” and “On The Black Hill”.
Part 2 deals with the books “The Viceroy of Oiudah”, “The Songlines” and “Utz”, and also with Chatwin’s death.
An exploration of where Chatwin’s fiction meets the truth of his life, with ELIZABETH CHATWIN, SALMAN RUSHDIE, WERNER HERZOG, THOMAS KENEALLY, MURRAY BAIL, ROBYN DAVIDSON and many others.
Directed by PAUL YULE
‘More than a great journey … a completely new world of ideas’
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