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Sean McAllister

United Kingdom


Sean McAllister is an award-winning documentary filmmaker celebrated as one of the UK’s most exciting talents. From his early films Working for the Enemy (1997) and Minders (1998), both nominated for a Royal Television Society Awards, to his more recent successes, Sundance Jury Prize-winning Liberace of Baghdad (2004) and Japan: A Story of Love and Hate (2008), Sean’s work continues to inspire, surprise and fascinate audiences. His films portray, with characteristic intimacy and frankness, people from different parts of the world who are struggling to survive but are survivors, caught up in political and personal conflict, trying to make sense of the world we live in. His most recent feature The Reluctant Revolutionary (2012) about a Yemeni tour guide turned revolutionary opened the Panorama Dokumente at the 62nd Berlinale.


Hessle Road (20', UK, 1988)
Toxic Waste (10', UK, 1988)
Flyindales (20', UK, 1988)
A Passing Thought (3', UK, 1989)
The Season (40', UK, 1990)
Crematorium (10', UK, 1993)
Life with Brian (20', UK, 1994) Hitting 30 (40', UK, 1995)
Just People (60', UK, 1995)
Shoot out in Swansea (65', UK, 1997)
Working for the Enemy (65', UK, 1997)
The Minders (50', UK, 1998)
Settlers (65', UK, 2000)
Hull's Angel (50', UK, 2002)
The Liberace of Baghdad (70', UK, 2004)
Japan: A Story of Love and Hate (110', UK/Japan, 2008)
The Reluctant Revolutionary (70', UK, 2012)


Hull`s Angel

Hull`s Angel (Orig.) / 2002 / United Kingdom / 49 min

Since losing her job at a hostel for failing to work within the Home Office’s strict guidelines, 48-year-old Tina has continued to help Hull’s 1,500 asylum seekers for free...



Japan: A Story of Love and Hate

Japan: A Story of Love and Hate (Orig.) / 2008 / United Kingdom / 67 min

Naoki 56, had it all in Japan’s bubble economy days: he ran a business with 70 staff, drove a brand new BMW, and lived in a 6 bedroom house...




Settlers (Orig.) / 2000 / United Kingdom / 60 min

Tension mounts to the boiling point as Jewish “settlers” encroach upon the formerly exclusive Arab neighbourhoods of Jerusalem...



The Liberace of Baghdad

The Liberace of Baghdad (Orig.) / 2004 / Denmark, United Kingdom / 71 min

Samir Peter, once Iraq’s most famous pianist now plays in a half-empty hotel bar to contractors, mercenaries and besieged journalists...



The Minders

The Minders (Orig.) / 1998 / United Kingdom / 50 min

Sean McAllister creates a double portrait of his Ministry of Information minders, Kifah and Alla, following the aversion of the 1998 crisis in Iraq....





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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