News: August 2020
In recent years, Netflix has produced several major sports documentaries. Icarus is an example of a film that seeks to uncover the troubling – and often hidden – realities of doping in sport. Others, such as the recent series about Michael Jordan, The Last Dance, are essentially works that enable a star to promote themselves.
Netflix has promoted its new documentary Anelka: Misunderstood as providing a detailed and balanced portrait of the now retired French footballer Nicolas Anelka. Many reviewers agree. I’m not so sure. To me, it feels instead like a film where the presence of the protagonist has been predicated on providing largely flattering coverage without asking searching questions.
This article by Jonathan Ervine, Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies, School of Languages Literatures Linguistics & Media is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.
Publication date: 11 August 2020
Two Bangor Universoty academics shortlisted for the English and Welsh categories of Literature Wales’ Welsh Book of the Year Awards have been successful in being awarded prizes and Ifan Morgan Jones then went on to be awarded both the overall Welsh language Llyfr y Flwyddyn book of the year category and the Golwg Barn y Bobl people’s vote award.
Publication date: 1 August 2020