Film & Video


  • Money Puzzles,
    130′, 2016 Festivals: Doclisboa 2016; Havana 2016
  • Secret City
    72′, 2012 Festivals: London Independent Film Festival 2013 Winner
  • Detroit, Ruin of a City
    A road movie about Detroit and the automobile industry, a documentary about making a documentary about a city. By Michael Chanan and George Steinmetz with music by Michael Nyman 92′ 2005
  • Human Wrongs
    A film by Michael Chanan about Human Rights, with Ariel Dorfman, made in 2000.
  • New Cinema of Latin America
    Made for the UK’s Channel 4 in 1983, this two-part documentary is now an historic document of the first twenty-five years of a continental movement which revolutionised cinema.
  • Logic Lane
    Series of educational films on philosophy (6 x 60mns, 1972)





  • Roots of Third Cinema
    Extracted and re-edited from New Cinema of Latin America (Channel Four, 1983). For educational and private viewing only.
  • Havana Report
    Report on the Havana Film Festival 1986, directed by Michael Chanan and Holly Aylett, for Channel Four. Festivals: LASA, Boston, 1986
  • Cuba from Inside
    Report on human rights in Cuba in 1988, directed by Michael Chanan, for Channel 4 ‘Despatches’


  • Orchestras
    A Video Essay by Michael Chanan, originally made for a conference on ‘The Art of Management and Organization’. For educational use only.
  • Watching Music
    Documentary directed by Michael Chanan on musicians in rehearsal and performance featuring the Allegri String Quartet and Gentle Fire, BBC2, 1971


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