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than with documentary television. Although he addressed political issues (Northern Ireland, labour relations, effects of wars), there is no crude attempt in his films to ‘propagandise’. Instead, he utilises the documentary genre in a unique fashion, bringing his humanist vision to bear on problems in society, so that viewers become participants too - involved, engaged and thinking.

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The Unit has now produced over 100 films, many of which have been screened at festivals throughout the UK and abroad, with a number winning awards along the way. Festivals include Raindance, the London International Documentary Festival and the British Film Festival in Dinard, France. Awards include Best Documentary and Best Animation at the Future Film Festival in London and the National Young Filmmaker’s Award at the Leeds Student Film Festival.

In 2012 Grigsby's non fiction feature, 'We Went to War' was released. Co-authored with creative producer Rebekah Tolley, the film is a follow up to Grigsby's film, I Was a Soldier (1970), and returns to the stories of the three Vietnam veterans of the earlier film: David, Dennis and Lamar, forty years after their return from combat to their homes in the heartlands of Texas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ian Christie (21 March 2013). "Michael Grigsby obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Matthew Sweet "Michael Grigsby: Shooting on the Edge", The Independent, 22 June 2004

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Selective filmography[edit]

1953: Ut Proficias
1955: No Tumbled House
1959: Enginemen
1962: Tomorrow’s Saturday
1965: Deckie Learner
1965: Pommies
1967: Death by Misadventure: SS Lusitania
1969: If the Village Dies
1969: Deep South
1969: Stones in the Park (one of 5 directors)
1970: I Was A Soldier
1971: Freshman
1972: Working the Land
1973: A Life Apart: Anxieties in a Trawling Community
1974: A life Underground
1976: Bag of Yeast
1976: The People’s Land
1979: Before the Monsoon - Roots of Violence
1979: Before the Monsoon - State of Emergency
1979: Before the Monsoon - Seeds of Democracy
1981: For My Working Life
1984: Too Long a Sacrifice
1987: Living on the Edge
1990: The Silent War
1990: Dear Mr Gorbachev
1991: The Search
1993: Thoi Noi
1994: The Time of Our Lives
1994: Pictures on The Piano
1995: Hidden Voices
1996: Living with the Enemy
1998: Lockerbie, A night Remembered
1998: The Score
1999: Billion Dollar Secret
2001: Solway Harvester – Lost at Sea
2005: Rehearsals
2012: We Went to War

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Name Grigsby, Michael
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Short description British filmmaker
Date of birth 7 June 1936
Place of birth Reading, UK
Date of death 12 March 2013
Place of death London, UK
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