Bye, bye, Bird

On Friday, I am going to the funeral of Antonia Bird who died of cancer last week.  Antonia was a great British stage, film and TV director, making several riveting Hollywood movies.  But more important, she was an exciting and class conscious director of both fiction and non-fiction drama.  Here are some obituaries.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/oct/28/antonia-bird

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/28/antonia-bird-film-maker-death

http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/comment/obituaries/antonia-bird-1951-2013

And Antonia was a committed socialist, something omitted from most accounts of her life, and yet central to her motivations.

She made several great movies, but the one I Iiked a lot was Hamburg Cell, the best account and explanation of the motives and actions of the 9/11 bombers.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Hamburg-Cell-Karim-Saleh/dp/B000I2J6KK

I was honoured to have been her friend, along with husband Ian, and comrade.

Bye , bye, Bird.

2 Responses to “Bye, bye, Bird”

  1. S. Artesian Says:

    Sorry to hear that. I liked her work.

  2. nadim Says:

    a loss!

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