Ahead of the release of Nick Broomfield’s latest film, Whitney ‘Can I Be Me’, we hosted a very special retrospective & Q&A with the man himself.
Broomfield’s personal investigative methods have been a huge influence on British documentary practice, creating films that command international attention. Originally influenced by the observational style of Fred Wiseman, Robert Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker, Broomfield quickly moved onto the more idiosyncratic style, placing himself in the story and often in the shot, by which he is Soldier Girls follows a platoon of women undergoing basic training at Fort Worth, Georgia.
Winner, Best Documentary, BAFTA. Nick’s work has won prizes at festivals around the world. In 2005 he was awarded a BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Documentary.