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I recently finished MADE IN CHINAFRICA, with co-director Sam Hopkins and shadow-puppet animation by Vamos. It's about the precarious lives of African migrants in China.

 

During Covid lockdown, I watched a lot of films - and it made me think about what all this watching was doing to me. I started cutting together scenes from movies that feature people watching movies: I wondered what did these movies reveal about the way the movies see us, the audience?  This has turned into a feature-length doc called SQUARE EYES. It's a secret history of screens, from the birth of cinema, through the reign of TV, to today’s always-on Internet - and the powerful forces behind these screens, battling for control of our minds. It will be finished soon...