A Time to Heal: An Evening with Derrick Knight

The groundbreaking A Time to Heal (1963, new print) uses folk song and verité filming techniques in its moving portrayal of the rehabilitation of injured miners. Director Derrick Knight was a household name in the 1960s film industry, and the missing link between traditional British documentary and the 'direct cinema' experiments of American and French counterparts. In discussion with Bert Hogenkamp, Knight recollects his heady years in documentary and his bold, before-their-time campaigns to restructure the British film industry.



 

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