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THE HOST

by Miranda Pennell

synopsis

Miranda Pennell is investigating her family's involvement with BP, the oil company created by the British and the Iranian governments during the imperial century. The filmmaker finds some letters written in the 1930s by a geologist who moved to Iran to study the origins of our civilization. By chance, personal memories intertwine with historical events, revealing unexpected connections.

international title: The Host
original title: The Host
country: United Kingdom
year: 2015
genre: documentary
directed by: Miranda Pennell
film run: 60'
screenplay: Miranda Pennell
film editing: John Smith
backing: Arts Council England, Arts & Humanities Research Council
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