Multi award winning documentary film maker Antony Thomas’s new book In the line of Fire details his distinguished career including documentaries Death of a Princess, Inside the Vatican, The Quran, For Neda and Tankman amongst many others. In this conversation Antony discusses the difficulties in bringing such complicated stories to the screen, his reason for championing stories others may shy away from and what’s it’s like to be a film maker with such iconic and controversial films under his belt.

Banned from his childhood home in South Africa in 1966, Antony is also the author of the book Cecil Rhodes: the race for Africa. He has won numerous filmmaking awards from Emmy, Grierson to Peabody. Now retired, Antony is regarded as one of the greatest documentary film makers of his generation. For any aspiring film maker, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

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