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How do you produce a documentary?

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22 January 2018

Episode 328

30 minutes

Robert Bound speaks to film director Greg Barker and producer John Battsek about their candid new documentary on Barack Obama’s last 12 months of presidency, ‘The Final Year’.

22 January 2018

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John Battsek, part one

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We meet one of the world’s pre-eminent documentary producers, John Battsek. He’s the man behind ‘Searching For Sugar Man’, ‘Restrepo’ and ‘Listen To Me Marlon’ and tells us about the making of his latest, ‘The Final Year’.

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Greg Barker

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Greg Barker, director of ‘The Final Year’, tells us how he got such great access to Barack Obama and his staff over the course of a year.

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John Battsek, part two

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Robert Bound and film producer John Battsek take the temperature of the film industry. Is this a golden age for documentaries?

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