Broomfield exposes Thatcher’s lack of moral responsibility in ‘Tracking Down Maggie’. The film explores Thatcher’s tyrannical hold over the male world of politics, her autocratic personality, her glaring lack of support for women and, most significant, her alleged complicity in son Mark’s involvement in multimillion-dollar weapons deals. —nickbroomfield.com
Nicholas Broomfield, known as Nick, is an English documentary film-maker. Broomfield films with a minimum of crew, just himself and one or two camera operators, which gives his documentaries a distinctive style. Broomfield is often in shot holding the sound boom.
Broomfield was awarded the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Documentary, and was given honorary doctorates from Essex and Surrey University. He was awarded the Californian State Bar Award for his contribution to Legal Reform and is a founder member of the Morecambe Bay Victims Fund. He studied Law at Cardiff University, and political science at the University of Essex; subsequently, he studied film at the National Film and Television School. Broomfield’s early style was conventional Cinéma vérité: the juxtaposition of observed scenes, with little use of voice-over or text.
It was not until Driving Me Crazy (1988) that Broomfield appeared on-screen for the first time. After several… read more
Nick Broomfield just can't catch a break! Oh well. Archive footage of Maggie dodging questions on tv about knowing of her son Mark's arms deal with Al-Yamamah and avoiding interviews with Nick at every turn on her book tour in the USA does raise a few questions about her character. Questions which the audience (and Broomfield) never get answered, making the watching experience a little frustrating overall.