"The Price of Truth"
Patrick Forbes‘s career began as a very junior researcher on a BBC series, when he was arrested after discovering Britain had a (secret) spy satellite. At that moment it was clear that documentaries offered a lot more excitement and interest than his previous career as an economist at the Bank of England. He’s gone on to become one of Britain’s best documentary directors – winning the Best Director BAFTA TV Award for his Channel 4 series The Force, the Huw Wheldon Award For Specialised Programme or Series for The National Trust (BBC), and having his documentary feature about Julian Assange, Wikileaks: Secrets & Lies, premier at SXSW, before being seen around the world. Forbes believes that documentary is an art form that is as vital, exciting and uplifting as the best drama – a view confirmed by his recent films tracking Britain’s tumultuous exit from the European Union, where everyone involved talks with extraordinary candour about this defining moment of history.