Cinepolitics was a weekly film and documentary review show designed and created and then produced by Majid Khabazan. Some 280 episodes of this series were made before Narcissi was set up.
The TV programme was a documentary and feature film review talk show, which looks at current cinematic releases, from dramas to documentaries, and explores the political and social issues that shape them. In each episode we focus on just one film, separating us from the many review programmes on air. We have covered such varied releases as Michael Moore’s expose documentary of the American health care system ‘Sicko’, Robert Redford’s anti-war drama ‘Lions for Lambs’, Gavin Hood’s tense political thriller ‘Rendition’, and ‘Brick Lane’, the cinema adaptation of Monica Ali’s best-selling novel.
Our hosts in London were mainly Russel Michaels and Faiza Ahmed but others such as Lauren Booth also contributed in hosting this programme. We have featured film critics from The Financial Times, Total Film Magazine, Empire Magazine and the BBC, as well as esteemed film maker Don Boyd.
Each show was twenty five minutes in length and features in depth discussion between the host and the two guests, which are interspersed by appropriate video clips from the films, as well as interviews with the director and the movies’ key actors and actresses.