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FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR MARC ISAACS

Attending this event

Marc Isaacs

Marc Isaacs has made more than 10 creative documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. His films won Grierson, Royal Television Society and BAFTA Awards. Marc is a guest tutor at the London Film School, the NFTS and Royal Holloway University. His filmography includes Lift (2001), Calais: The Last Border (2003), All White in Barking (2008), Men of the City (2009), Outside the Court (2011) and The Road: A Story of Life and Death (2013).

Films screening at this event

Calais: The Last Border

Director
Marc Isaacs
Country
UK
Year
2013
Duration
60 min

Marc Isaac’s deeply moving documentary weaves together character-driven stories of refugees, migrants and English expatriates living in the French port of Calais.

Backdrop to booze cruises and the demolished Sangatte refugee camp, Calais is a desolate seaside town of few options. British bar owner Steve, feisty elderly businesswoman Tulia and reflective Afghan refugee Ijaz all exist in parallel worlds, dreaming of somewhere better. A heartbreaking, character-driven film about how hard it can be to call somewhere – anywhere – home.

Lift (short)

Director
Marc Isaacs
Country
UK
Year
2001
Duration
24 min

Marc Isaac’s award-winning debut turns the simplest of spaces – a lift in an East End tower block – into a moving confessional booth.