chapter  9
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Sean Langan: Journalist with a camera

Sean Langan’s career as a documentary film-maker started almost by chance. At the time, he was a print journalist, a features writer who had previously been Economics Editor of The Guardian. He says that, for years after he started working in television, he thought of himself not so much as a documentarian, more as ‘a journalist with a camera’. Nowadays he accepts the label ‘filmmaker’ but still tells stories, at his own expense, which illustrate his lack of interest in the finer points of the technology. He specializes in films made in highly volatile, often dangerous, situations. The BBC reflected this by calling his first specially commissioned series Langan Behind The Lines.