Speaker Henry Singer

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Henry Singer

Director (The Trial of Ratko Mladic)

Henry Singer is one of Britain's most critically acclaimed documentary directors.  He has won or been nominated for every major British documentary award, including the BAFTA, Royal Television Society, Grierson, Broadcast and Broadcasting Press Guild as well as an international Emmy, and his films have been screened at festivals around the world.  

Among his prize-winning feature length films are 'The Falling Man' about a photograph of someone who jumped or fell from the World Trade Center on 9/11; ‘Diana, 7 Days’, about the death of Princess Diana and the week that followed; ‘Baby P: The Untold Story’, about the tabloid aftermath of the death of seventeenth-month-old toddler in London in 2008; and 'The Blood of the Rose', about the brutal murder of the filmmaker and conservationist Joan Root in Kenya. Broadcast Magazine has named Singer one of the top ten directors working in British television: in its citation, the magazine said: ‘Singer is perhaps the most intimate, sensitive filmmaker working today.  He does not just observe his subjects but seeks to take us inside them, to live with them and make us see their perspectives.’  Singer was also selected as one of fourteen American and British filmmakers profiled in ‘This Much Is True’, published by Bloomsbury in November 2015.  Other directors include Nick Broomfield, Kevin MacDonald, James Marsh and Morgan Spurlock.

Mr. Singer’s most recent film, ‘The Trial of Ratko Mladic’, about the Bosnian Serb general convicted of genocide and other war crimes at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia was recently awarded the Grierson Award for Best Single Documentary and has been screened at over two dozen prestigious film festivals, including IDFA/Amsterdam, CPH Dox/Copenhagen and Hot Docs/Toronto.  It was commissioned by the BBC, PBS/Frontline, WDR/Germany and VPRO/Holland, has been shown by over twenty international broadcasters, including SVT/Sweden, DR/Denmark, TVO/Canada and NRK/Norway. 

Speaking on: Rockie Awards Roundtable: Documentary & Factual

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