Mike Dibb has been producing and directing films for television for many years on subjects ranging from cinema and jazz to art, sport, literature and popular culture. These include several collaborations with the writer John Berger, in particular the hugely influential BBC series and book Ways of Seeing (BAFTA Award 1972).
His other documentaries include The Spirit of Lorca (Gold Award NY Festival of Film and TV 1989), The Fame and Shame of Salvador Dali, andWhat’s Cuba Playing At? (on the Afro-Spanish roots of Cuban music), two films on Spain’s great cultural archetypes In Pursuit of Don Juan and The Further Adventures of Don Quixote, and three themed series on the contrasting subjects of ‘Play’, ‘Time’ and ‘Latin-American Culture’.
With Stephen Frears he co-directed Typically British, the long BFI/Channel 4 documentary on the history of British cinema. The Miles Davis Story, his two hour film for Channel 4 about the legendary jazz trumpeter (available on a SONY DVD), received The UK’s Royal Philharmonic Society TV award and an International EMMY in New York as arts documentary of the year 2001.
His most recent feature-length documentaries, also out on DVD, include Tango Maestro - the life and music of Astor Piazzolla (106' BBC/Opus Arte), Keith Jarrett - the art of improvisation (84' C 4/EuroArts) and Edward Said - the last interview (206' ICA). Spellwell is his first book.
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