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John Berger

John Berger

Three very different documentaries feature British art critic and poet, John Berger (1926-2017). Working on an astonishing range of topics and art-forms, his groundbreaking insights on seeing shaped the public for decades.

Realized as a portrait in works and collaborations, JOHN BERGER OR THE ART OF LOOKING takes a different approach to biography, where for his 90th birthday, Berger leads us in his favorite role as a story teller through his ways of seeing today. Less biographical, THE SEASONS IN QUINCY is a 4-part film where friends like Tilda Swinton join him at his home for engaging conversations. In THE SPECTRE OF HOPE, photographer Sebastião Salgado joins Berger to pore over Salgado's heartbreaking collection, 'Migrations.'

Together, these films provide a fascinating insight into Berger and his work.

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John Berger
  • John Berger or The Art of Looking

    Directed by Cordelia Dvorák • Documentary • 2016 • 55 minutes

    Art, politics and motorcycles: on the occasion of his 90th birthday, JOHN BERGER OR THE ART OF LOOKING is an intimate portrait of the writer and art-critic whose groundbreaking insights on seeing have shaped us for already five decade...

  • The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

    Directed by Bartek Dziadosz, Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth and Tilda Swinton • Documentary • With John Berger, Tilda Swinton • 2015 • 90 minutes

    Prolific artist, philosopher, writer, storyteller and 'radical humanist' John Berger is the focus of this vivid four-part cinematic portrait. In 1973...

  • The Spectre of Hope

    Directed by Paul Carlin • Documentary • With John Berger, Sebastiao Salgado • 2001 • 52 minutes

    Over the past 30 years Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado's work has won every major award for excellence. More importantly, his photographs have had an actual impact on the world and how it is ...