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The Host
The Host
With special Q&A guest Miranda Pennell
  • 12A
  • Cert: 12A
    Miranda Pennell / UK 2015 / 1h / Digital
    DocumentaryWhile investigating her late parents’ involvement with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (now known as BP) filmmaker Miranda Pennell comes across the letters of a petroleum geologist in Iran in the 1930’s, who later embarked on a search for the origins of civilization. The film sets out on its own exploration to decipher signs from the fragmented images buried in the BP archive. This journey through images of the past interweaves stories drawn from personal memory and from the records of an imperial history, gradually building a picture of a 20th century colonial encounter.