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COMMENTS

What people say about us:

 

“Alex Tweddle is focussing his camera and attention into the most cruel aspects of African society. And in doing so he and his team are revealing the unseen, forgotten pieces of this complex puzzle that is the human condition.  As Yilmaz Guney, the author of ‘Yol’ once wrote “Cinema is a weapon to fight against the darkness…...”

 

Alexis de Vilar

International award winning photographer / Journalist / Author / Screenwriter

 

 

"I watched and was deeply moved by your Congo children story. I thought you captured very well their vulnerability and wove in the venality of the exploitative exorcising pastors. What an achievement. Well done. To have been able to film in such circumstances cannot have been easy".

 

Tim Butcher

Journalist, Broadcaster, Author - Blood River, Chasing the Devil

 

 

"Thanks so much for sending the copy of your truly wonderful documentary: Surviving Burkitts. The way you use a camera is so exciting; you are a true visual artist and in this case, you chose two remarkable women to be your focus. There were no talking heads in this brief masterpiece".

 

Pat Silver-Lasky (Mrs. Jesse L. Lasky, Jr)

Author, Script Consultant and lecturer. Writers Guild of Great Britain, Writers Guild of America, American Society of Authors & BAFTA

 

 

“Surviving Burkitts is a vitally important, moving and thoroughly unsentimental documentary. We meet the key characters, get to know them and how much they care, the passion that drives the doctor and nursing staff, the plight of the people.  It must get the widest possible television audience.....and soon”.

 

Graham Benson

Chairman, Blue Heaven Productions

Chairman, Screen South

Executive Producer, BBC

 

 

"I saw Surviving Burkitts today, it is very touching and really well done.  My congratulations to you and your entire team on this great achievement.  Well done and keep up your good work".

 

Dr Yusuf K Hamied

Director - Cipla Ltd

Mumbai. India

 

 

"Just an unsolicited message of congratulations (to you all).  I thought that Surviving Burkitts was brilliant in every respect, and very moving.  It deserves the widest possible exposure".

 

Anthony Butterworth

AE Butterworth, BA, MA, MB, BChir, PhD, FRS

Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Honorary Professor, College of Medicine, University of Malawi

 

 

"Well done for producing such a sympathetic and visually inspiring film.   I have given several copies to people who have spoken very enthusiastically about it.  Very many congratulations".

 

Elizabeth Molyneux OBE, FRCP, FRCPCH, FRCPCH (Hons), FCEM

Professor of Paediatrics - Queen Elizabeth College of Medicine, Malawi

 

 

"Surviving Bukitts is a credit to all the people who have died, fell ill or are suffering from Burkitt's cancer.  At times it made me happy, sometimes sad and at one point I wanted to cry.  I think this film shouldn't just be shown in the country it was filmed, or just Africa.  This program is good enough to be shown internationally and would definitely be enjoyed in Europe and the UK".

 

Charlie Killick  

The Citizen Herald

 

 

"Thank you again for sharing your wonderful film, "Honour Me" with the world. We are truly honoured and grateful for the opportunity to showcase this inspiring film in our current festival. Thank you"

 

Kate Lotz

Culture Unplugged Studios (India, USA, New Zealand, Indonesia)

"Promote films, promote consciousness"

 

 

"On behalf of the Expresion en Corto International Film Festival I am delighted to present the Special Jury Mention of the third edition of the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Film Competition to your excellent documentary 'Honour Me', which displays the problematic and complex interplay of diverse forms of violence: social, religious, cultural, economic and physical, which are all experienced and realted by Sameem Ali in this shocking and touching personal account.

 

A technically impeccable documentary with outstanding cinematography and editing. 'Honour Me' offers an unusually sensitive and personal view of a rarely told, but unfortunately not rarely experienced situation, in an incredibly courageous testimony by a strong woman documented in a most honest and captivating way by an excellent filmmaker.  

 

We are confident that this important document in the fight against all forms of violence will continue to speak out to many audiences around the globe and make a difference.  Thanks to Sameem and Alex for bringing this story to our attention"  

 

Nina Rodríguez

Directora de Programación

Expresion En Corto International Film Festival

 

 

"Honour Me is a powerful and incredibly moving film.  Alex Tweddle's film steers clear of sentimentality and cliche to deliver a revealing story with tenderness and delicacy"

 

Claire Wilford

Press and PR Manager

Cambridge International Film Festival

 

 

"Hey Alex, your making a difference to people's lives, keep believing that my friend"

 

Sameem Ali

Author - 'Belonging'

 

 

"Angry Man Pictures have been a joy to work with, professional, with a terrific eye for detail. Alex Tweddle knows a good story and how to tell it"

 

Sam Burton

Executive Producer - Screen East

 

 

"In my estimation Alex Tweddle is a remarkable filmmaker.  I have been a Screenwriter & Feature Director both here and in America for some forty years and I would suggest there is a real talent in this man"

 

Robert Fuest

Screenwriter and Feature Director

 

 

"I have worked with Alex on a number of projects and have found his work to be outstanding.  No one takes his work more seriously.  He has demonstrated a highly developed filmic story sense and a rare understanding of the human condition in the art of story telling for the film medium.  Alex is extremely personable and diligent.  His work shows a fine aptitude for the visual medium"  

 

Pat Silver-Lasky (Mrs. Jesse L. Lasky, Jr)

Author, Script Consultant and lecturer. Writers Guild of Great Britain, Writers Guild of America, American Society of Authors & BAFTA

 

 

"A delightful, diminutive documentary, Wolfie is an R&B harmonica player beloved of the North London pub scene and here we are given a surprisingly illuminating window on his life and work.  Tweddle & Rochon play with conventional form, successfully adding a whimsical feel to what is an affectionate and subtle film"

 

Fiona Morrow

Time Out

 

 

"Alex Tweddle's short, originally conceived as the central part of a trilogy, is a stylish exploration of the alienation of a teenage boy constantly in trouble at home, at school and with the police"

 

Fiona Morrow

Time Out

 

 

"I've worked with Alex on two public screenings of Angry Man Pictures productions and have found his films to be penetrating, informative and offering real insights into stories that go beyond the mainstream. I admire the work that Angry Man Pictures undertakes and believe that they perform a valuable service in helping us to better understand the workings of the world"

 

Phil Brown

The Frontline Club - Documentary Programme Manager

 

 

We shall have to turn to the challenge of other frontlines, other situations and sources, to gain further insight into the global North's externalities.  On this occasion the challenge to our understanding and consciences is provided by two cities embedded in the world that neoliberalism / capitalism / a particular civilization have made in Latin America, represented here by some remarkable journalsim and film (documentary).

 

"We are guardians of our nation's borders, we are America's frontline. We safeguard the American homeland at and beyond our borders.  We protect the American public against terrorists and the instruments of terror"

 

These are the words of Gilbert Gaza, El Paso Border control, with which Alex Tweddle's documentary 'Juarez City of Dreams' opens.  They are, as Gaza says, from his Customs and Border Protection mission statement.  The US public may suppose that this is the frontline behind which Al Quaeda-type terrorists are poised for infiltration into the innocent homeland of the global North.

 

Bob Catterall

Editor

Extract from a review in the academic journal CITY (Distributed in bookshops in the UK and USA)

 

 

"James, thanks for another great job on 'Wanted dead or alive”

 

Richard Walman

Radiant Productions

 

 

"James, huge thanks - it looks fantastic"

 

John - Flux design

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