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We Are Many, American author Cynthia Bond, Joan of Arc music

Documentary film We Are Many, creating a score for the French silent film Joan of Arc, a review of TV series Sun Trap and debut American novelist Cynthia Bond. With Kirsty Lang.

With Kirsty Lang.

On 15 February 2003, 15 million people marched through the streets of 800 cities around the world against the impending war on Iraq. We Are Many is the story of the biggest protest in history. Kirsty speaks to director Amir Amirani about making the documentary film over 9 years.

Sun Trap is a new crime comedy series on BBC One from the director of The Inbetweeners the Movie. Starring Bradley Walsh and Kayvan Novak as an undercover reporter and his former mentor who solve mysteries on a fictional Spanish island. Boyd Hilton reviews.

Cynthia Bond is the latest author to be championed by Oprah Winfrey, for her debut novel Ruby. Drawing comparisons to Toni Morrison, the novel explores the sexual and racial brutality of 1950s East Texas.

The 1928 silent film classic La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc was originally made without an accompanying musical score. Donald Greig of the Orlando Consort has now written one with pure voices singing music of the time of Joan of Arc herself. He and the celebrated silent film pianist Neil Brand, who has accompanied the film many times, talk to Kirsty about creating a score that works.

Presenter : Kirsty Lang
Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • We Are Many

    Duration: 06:57

  • Sun Trap

    Duration: 04:28

  • Joan of Arc

    Duration: 09:04

  • Cynthia Bond

    Duration: 07:22

We Are Many

We Are Many

We Are Many is in cinemas from Friday 21 May, certificate 12A. 

Image: Danny Glover and director Amir Amirani. 

Sun Trap

Sun Trap

 Sun Trap begins on BBC One on Wednesday 27 May at 10.45pm

Voices Appeared: La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc

Voices Appeared: La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc

Forthcoming performances and more background on Voices Appeared:  La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc can be viewed on the Orlando Consort website. 


Cynthia Bond

Cynthia Bond

Ruby by Cynthia Bond is available in paperback and ebook now.

Photo credit: Jay Harris. 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Amir Amirani
Interviewed Guest Boyd Hilton
Interviewed Guest Cynthia Bond
Interviewed Guest Donald Greig
Interviewed Guest Neil Brand
Producer Dymphna Flynn

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