Thursday, October 02, 2008

THE BRITISH THUNDERCLAP AWARD 2008


THE BRITISH THUNDERCLAP AWARD 2008
The British Thunderclap Award was set up to find and publicly recognise the director who, as voted by you the British film audience, is producing the most innovative or interesting work in British independent film.
http://www.thunder-clap.com/

Our vote is Franny Armstrong
Her enormously ambitious drama-documentary-animation hybrid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching "archive" footage from 2007 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance?

Franny’s first documentary, McLibel (1997, 2005), told the inside story of the infamous McDonald’s libel trial. Her second feature doc, Drowned Out (2002), followed an Indian family who chose to stay at home and drown rather than make way for the Narmada Dam.

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