One of the world’s most popular filmmakers, director Paul Greengrass, joined journalist, broadcaster and BFI Senior curator Danny Leigh for an on-stage discussion at Doc/Fest 2019. 

The hugely respected director, whose films include 22 July, three of the Jason Bourne franchise, Captain Phillips, United 93 and Bloody Sunday, cut his teeth on the investigative documentary strand World in Action, known for its forceful and unorthodox journalistic approach. Paul discussed his journey from TV documentaries in the UK to feature films in Hollywood, the evolution of his signature vérité-style, and his thoughts on the need to open up the film industry to less privileged and working class talent and ensure future creative diversity.

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