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Senior lecturer in film, Stephen Desmond, will be talking to the documentary maker, George Carey about his life and work. Carey will also screen his Storyville documentary for the BBC, entitled Hitler, Stalin and Mr Jones.

This event is free to attend and is open to Solent University students and staff, as well as members of the public.

George Carey biography

George Carey, documentary filmmakerGeorge Carey is a British documentary-maker and television journalist whose films have aired on major television channels in the UK and around the world. He is Visiting Professor this year in Solent University's film department.

Among Carey’s many credits as producer or executive producer are award-winning films, such as Terror in the Mall, Babitsky’s War and The Valley, which won the Prix Italia and the Golden Nymph in Monte Carlo; and landmark documentary series including Russia with Jonathan Dimbleby, The Plague, Century Road, Visions of Heaven and Hell and Testing God

Before becoming an independent producer he worked at the BBC where he was the creator and first editor of Newsnight, and later editor of Panorama. After twenty years running a successful independent company, he returned to shooting and directing his own films, many of them in Russia. His most recent documentary, about the Cold War spy, George Blake was nominated for last year’s Grierson award.

Stephen Desmond biography

Stephen Desmond, Senior Lecturer, Film ProductionStephen Desmond is a commissioned documentary filmmaker and journalist. He is senior lecturer in film production at Solent University and was the recipient of the Solent University Teaching Excellence Award for 2018. He is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

He has over 20 years' teaching experience in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, including The Parsons School of Design in New York City, consistently ranked as the number one university of the arts in the United States. He holds an MA from the University of Michigan, consistently ranked in the world's top 20 universities by The Times in the UK .   

Desmond will complete his PhD this summer at Dublin City University on the films of Todd Haynes and Pedro Almodovar. His 90,000 word thesis is accompanied by an original film-based multimedia installation.

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