We Come As Friends

Posted on Monday March 4th 2013 @ 14:11 GMT

A Canal+ and Arte theatric feature doc

I’ve just finished shooting and editing a film with the Oscar Nominated director and Cesar recipient, Hubert Sauper. “We Come as Friends” intends to illustrate colonisation as a human phenomenon in an explicit manner as well as in a metaphoric sense without suggesting simplified accusations or political propositions. It will not be a historical film since colonisation as well as slave trade are still happening today – in a modified way, a more industrial, massive and more global fashion than a hundred years ago. A chilling and dystopian film about a world rarely seen.

Filmed over the course of two years, the film was only possible thanks to Sputnik, our home-made ultra-light aircraft that we built specifically to fly from Europe to Sudan.

Posted by Barney Broomfield

Albino United

Posted on Tuesday June 8th 2010 @ 17:39 GMT

A feature doc for National Geographic and Channel Four (UK)

“Shocking and heartening…” — The Independent

“Impeccably researched, sensitively handled and engaginly peopled…
Albino United is much more than your standard tale of triumph over adversity.” — TimeOut Critic’s Choice

“Albino United is a rough and ready film that shows there are glimmers of heart in the darkness.” — Radio Times

“This shocking and moving documentary allows the camera to do the talking. The story is powerful enough…” — The Mail

Well folks, it’s finally here. The mighty trio of Marc Hoeferlin, Juan Reina and myself have just finished Albino United, a raw and gritty story of an albino football team in Tanzania confronting the prejudices and mythic beliefs that have led to many gruesome albino murders in that part of the world. It was an epic and emotional journey for both the characters in the film and us as well.

For those in the UK, you can catch it here on 4OD

For more info and trailer click here


Posted by Barney Broomfield

Far From Gone

Posted on Thursday October 8th 2009 @ 5:04 GMT

IDA Sheffield pluscameraimage

“Far From Gone does more in 40 mins than most feature docs can pull off in twice the time. Brilliant!” — Sheffield Doc/Fest

For more info and trailer click here

Posted by Barney Broomfield

On That Day: Haditha

Posted on Wednesday April 2nd 2008 @ 12:16 GMT

On That Day premiered during Channel Four’s (UK) Happy Birthday Iraq Season: The Fifth Anniversary of the Iraq War

A film directed by Marc Hoeferlin and myself, recently went out on More4 in the UK. We spent around five months in the edit piecing together the massive puzzle of archive and eyewitness accounts that we had gathered as research for Broomfield senior’s deeply moving fiction film “Battle for Haditha.”


Time Out Critics Choice see here

Telegraph Choice of the Day see here

Observer Pick of the Day see here

Posted by Barney Broomfield

Still Human Still Here

Posted on Saturday September 15th 2007 @ 11:25 GMT

The film will open at this months Labor Party Conference

Hot off the press, just finished a short film for Amnesty International on destitute asylum seekers living in the UK. The film (made by Marc Hoeferlin and myself) will be used to spearhead Amnesty’s campaign against the UK governments’ increasingly backward stance on the issue of asylum. While the UK only sees roughly 2% of the world’s asylum seekers, 75% of those that apply are usually turned down. (An interesting fact: in 2006, 88% of Iraqis whom applied for asylum were refused.)

Needless to say, it was a fascinating insight into the massive underworld of destitution in this country and I hope that things will change, even if slightly. We focused on the testimony of three characters: a Zimbabwean teacher, an Iranian football star, and a Congolese educator. It was a very quick turn around and some very long hours…

For good facts go here

Have a look at the trailer here

Posted by Barney Broomfield
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