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Molly Dineen

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Documentary Director 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Award-winning director of Home from the Hill, The Ark, In The Company of Men, The Lord's Tale in conversation with Rosie Boycott. She previews rushes from her current project The Lie of the Land.

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Kobi Lorai

Dhaka 2013, 
Featuring the artist from Fariq Masuds Matir Moina, Shah Alam Dewan, performing a Poothi Paath about the history of Korbani. Ainul Boyati and Rozina Dewan debate men vs. women, in a spontaneous sparring of words.

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Sue Shepard

Seeds of Fortune: A Great Gardening Dynasty

Hay Festival 2003, 
For over a century and across five generations, the Veitch family pioneered the introduction of humdreds of new plants into gardens, conservatiories and houses, including the first ever orchid hybrid. They helped start the Royal Horticultural Society and the Chelsea Flower Show. Shepard tells their story.

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Exploring Language

Dhaka 2013, 
Aamer Hussein in conversation with Firdous Azim.

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Jasper Fforde

Hay Festival 2005, 

The cult fantasist and winner of the 2004 Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction previews his post-Thursday-Next creation The Big Over Easy.

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Without Borders

Dhaka 2014, 
Urdu poet Fatema Hassan and French Indian poet and dance curator Karthika Nair recite from their work.

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Bivash Roy Chowdhury, Rafique-um-Munir Chowdhury, Hamim Kamrul Haque, Jewel Mostafiz, Badrun Nahar.

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Bivash Roy Chowdhury, Rafique-um-Munir Chowdhury, Hamim Kamrul Haque, Jewel Mostafiz, Badrun Nahar. Moderated by Muhammad Muhsin.

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Leslie Law talks to Revel Guest

Hay Festival 2005, 
Athens Olympics equestrian gold-medalist talks horse-sense.

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Michael Deeley

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Producer 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
The producer whose credits include The Italian Job, The Deer Hunter, The Man Who Fell to Earth and Blade Runner talks to Peter Florence.

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Michael Buerk talks to Rosie Boycott

The Road Taken

Hay Festival 2005, 
Through Cardiff, The Daily Mail and across the world as a BBC correspondent, with a world-chaning stop in Ethiopia.

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View From The Summit

Hay Festival 1999, 
On his eightieth birthday, the conqueror of Everest Edmund Hillary talks to the climber Joe Simpson author of Touching the Void. Introduced by Jan Morris.

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Robert McCrum

Hay Festival 2005, 
P. G. Wodehouse's biographer details the life and work of the great comedian, his youth in Edwardian Britain, his golden years in Jazz-Age America and his internment in Nazi Germany.

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Lecture by Alan Weisman

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Arequipa 2017, 

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, by Alan Weisman, is a fascinating proposal for saving the planet. Well received by both critics and general readers, it is been translated into 13 languages and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (2013), a prize in the non-fiction category at the Paris Book Festival (2013), the Nautilus Gold Book Award (2014) and the Global Media Award for best book (2014). His previous work, The World Without Us, was an international bestseller, translated into 34 languages and named best non-fiction book of 2007 by a number of publications. This talk makes clear the human race’s devastating influence on our planet.

Lecture by Alan Weisman

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Measuring Loss

Dhaka 2013, 
Romesh Gunesekera, Florence Noiville and Nadeem Aslam, discuss the themes running through their works of fiction. Moderated by Sandip Roy.

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Frank Close

The Particle Odyssey: A Journey to the Heart of Matter

Hay Festival 2004, 
Twenty-first century scientists want to find out how the universe came to be like it is. Their experiments involve a metaphorical journey back in time to within a billionth of a second of the Big Bang and constitute the latest stage in the quest to understand the matter that makes up our Universe and the forces that govern it. Close takes us on en exhilarating tour of the subatomic world, illustrated with beautiful photographs of the tracks of subatomic particles as they speed, curve, dance or explode through cloud and bubble chambers.

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Commonwealth Writers Conversation - The Untold Story

Dhaka 2013, 
Firdous Azim, Shuchi Karim, Faustina Pereira and Munize Manzur with Razia Iqbal. This session explores how creative expression can help women speak out about difficult topics.

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John Kay talks to James Ledbetter

The Truth About Markets

Hay Festival 2003, 
The economist examines the relationship between socieities and markets. How do they work? Why do they work? Why are they better than alternative systems of organizing economics? And why, sometimes, do they fail so catastrophically? He talks to James Ledbetter of Time magazine, the author of the engaging dot.com autopsy Starving to Death on $200 Million.

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Geraldine McCaughrean

Hay Festival 2003, 
The multi prize-winning author of A Little Lower Than The Angels, A Pack of Lies, Gold Dust, Forever X and now her new books The Kite Rider and Stop the Train talks about the pleasure she finds in writing, her inspirations and wide-ranging subject matter.

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Kjartan Poskitt

Murderous Maths

Hay Festival 2003, 
An event to bend your brain and stimulate your smile. Poskitt owns the amazing mind behind the Murderous Maths series. His other books include The Gobsmacking Galaxy and Killer Puzzles. Learn tips and tricks in this fun session of facts, ridiculous characters and laughter.

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Allan Sutherland

Hidden Dragons

Hay Festival 2004, 
Sutherland is the editor of a sparkling and surprising new anthology of prose and poetry d=from writers who are disabled. He gives a personal view of the editing process in conversation with Maggie Hampton of Arts Disability Wales.

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David Mitchell and Andrew Miller

Hay Festival 2005, 
Mitchell discusses his acclaimed and brilliantly inventive Cloud Atlas. Miller launches his compelling contemporary novel The Optimists. Chaired by Alex Linklater.

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Robert Winder and Caroline Moorehead talk to Paul Blezard

Wicked Words

Hay Festival 2005, 
Winder's Bloody Foreigners is a wide-ranging study of British immigration from the Romans, Saxons and Huguenots to Windrush. Moorehead's Human Cargo exposes the seven-billion-dollar reade in smuggling refugees from Afghanistan, Liberia, Palestine and China.

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Jody Williams in conversation with Diego Rabasa

Querétaro 2017, 

Jody Williams (United States) defines herself as a Vermont girl whose conscience and desire to contribute to the common good led to a life of activism and her winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work on the elimination of anti-personnel mines. She is currently a professor at the University of Houston and Chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative. Particularly interested in women’s rights and peaceful activism, Williams will talk to Diego Rabasa.

Jody Williams in conversation with Diego Rabasa

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Cries from the Heart

Human Rights Watch Gala

Hay Festival 2005, 
A star-studded cast of Festival artists gather for this celebration performance of voices for justice.

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Letters to a young woman disillusioned with democracy. José Woldenberg in conversation with Sergio Ortíz Leroux

Querétaro 2017, 

José Woldenberg, a political scientist and expert on the Mexican political system, presents Cartas a una joven desencantada de la democracia, a book that, in epistolary form, tackles the challenges, problems and complexities of Mexican democracy. A vital, critical book given the current political situation in which millions of young people, particularly young people, do not feel represented by their political system and in which it is necessary to question and analyse citizens’ participatory systems and institutions. In conversation with Sergio Ortíz Leroux.