Posted at March 31, 2014, by Raleigh Addington, Comments Off on Watch Rory Stewart’s new BBC2 documentary – “Border Country”
Rory Stewart, best-selling author, former Harvard Professor and MP for Penrith and Border, has released a new documentary entitled “Border Country – the Story of Britain’s Lost Middleland,” which explores the identity and history of Cumbria, Northumbria, and the Borders.
Rory explains that the “documentary is an attempt to make sense of more than two thousand years of history. It describes a wall, far more brutal and long-lasting than the Berlin Wall; and a frontier which spawned a mafia society, more terrifying than anything ever seen in Sicily. It shows the ambition and aggression of English and Scottish Nationalism, and the horror which comes from borders. But most of all it is about the shared landscape, and culture, that still lies hidden beneath these divisions. It is a culture with Cumbria at its heart – a culture that encompasses all of what is now Southern Scotland and Northern England. And the only name I can find to describe it is ‘the Middleland.’”
Episode 2 will be shown on BBC2 this coming Sunday at 20.00 GMT. For more information, or to catch up with Episode 1, click here.
Posted at January 20, 2014, by Raleigh Addington, Comments Off on Netflix releases “Mitt” – a powerful documentary on Mitt Romney’s election race
Mitt Romney, business leader and Republican Presidential candidate for the 2012 US elections, is due to premier in his first Netflix documentary – Mitt – released later this week.
Mitt is a rare and intimate account of one man’s quest for the presidency, which follows the former Presidential candidate from Christmas 2006 to his initial run to become the Republican nominee in 2008, and through his Presidential concession speech in 2012.
Director Greg Whiteley (“New York Doll,” “Resolved”) was given a remarkable degree of access to the candidate for over six years, travelling alongside the campaign through interactions with potential voters, preparations for the debates, personal moments with his family and concluding with final presidential election night results.
“Whatever side you’re on, see another side.”
Mitt premieres January 24, 2014 in all Netflix territories.
Mitt Romney was the 2012 Republican nominee for President of the United States. He was also a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, which eventually went to John McCain. Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Mitt Romney presided over a dramatic reversal of state fortunes and a period of sustained economic expansion. Without raising taxes or increasing debt, he balanced the budget every year of his administration, closing a $3 billion budget gap inherited when he took office.