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The 19th annual ALDEBURGH DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2013 took place from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November 2013.


Participants included:


SIMON SCHAMA, veteran maker of more than forty films opened the Festival on Friday night in conversation with NICK FRASER, Commissioned Editor of the BBC’s flagship documentary strand ‘Storyville’.


OLLY LAMBERT, filmmaker,  winner of the 2013 Grierson Award for Current Affairs; director of ‘Syria: Across The Lines’.


Architect SIR MICHAEL HOPKINS, world renowned specialist on urbanism RICKY BURDETT, acclaimed filmmaker and author ROGER GRAEF, and panel chair MARC VLESSING whose company Pocket has recently been commissioned by the Mayor of London to develop a substantial ten year programme of starter homes for the capital.


Distinguished American filmmaker NORMA PERCY, with clips and conversation with her good friend and colleague ROGER GRAEF.


Journalist MARY ANN SIEGHART interviewed NICK FRASER about Storyville's RAFEA: SOLAR MAMA.


ANDREW FEINSTEIN, author of the bestselling book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade in conversation with OLLY LAMBERT and RUPERT WISE.



Clips from the work of Simon Schama, featuring The Story of the Jews

The Human Scale

Clips from the work of Norma Percy

Rafea: Solar Mama

Dirty Wars

Aldeburgh Documentary Festival  2013 and 2012

In 2012 Haring Woods was invited by Festival Director Diana Quick to join the Aldeburgh Documentary Festival producing team.   This 3 day Festival enjoys a remarkable reputation for screening a small selection of recent documentary films combined with intellectually rigourous panel discussions.

For full details of the Festival


For 2013, Eileen introduced a new programme strand of Masterclass sessions, sponsored by Aspall Cyder and curated a new fringe event, Persistence of Vision in the Aldeburgh South Lookout Tower with artists Bill Jackson and Michal Woods.

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NIck Fraser and Simon Schama

Olly Lambert

Diana Quick, Molly Dineen, Norma Percy, Roger Graef

Diana Quick, Eileen Woods, Nick Fraser

dianas eyes

Persistence of Vision