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Film Profile of Director’s Work Available Online

14th August 2007

The Centre is pleased to announce that a BBC2 profile of the Director of the Centre, Professor Andrew Linzey is now available for viewing on the website. Originally broadcast in 1995 as part of the ‘Animal Crackers’ series, it profiles the work of Professor Linzey who was then the holder of the world’s first post in Animal Theology at Mansfield College, Oxford. The film was produced by the award-winning director, Peter Lee-Wright who is Senior Lecturer in Film at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and an Adviser to the Centre. Mr Lee-Wright is an acclaimed television documentary film-maker with over thirty years’ experience, mainly with the BBC and Channel 4. He has made over 100 films, including a pioneering film on child slavery, which charted western industrial exploitation of child labour around the world (his book Child Slaves was published by Earthscan in 1990), the Stephen Lawrence Story (which won the 1997 Race in the Media Award for best Factual TV), and a feature-length BBC drama-documentary (Little Angels) which told the story of young offenders and their heroin addiction in North-East England in 2002. He is currently Course Convenor of the MA in Television Journalism at Goldsmiths. Further information about his work is available here. “Quite apart from the stunning shots of Oxford, it is the best film profile ever made of my work”, commented Professor Linzey. “No one has made the concept of Animal Theology more accessible to the public. I am immensely grateful to Peter for granting us permission to make his outstanding work available to a wider audience”. The film can be viewed as part of the Media section of the website here.