Stacey Dooley to headline Doc/Fest

Stacey Dooley has been confirmed as one of the headliners of this year’s Doc/Fest, with the journalist set to appear at the Crucible Theatre for the headline BBC Interview, talking about life after Strictly Come Dancing and her next projects, including films exploring the arms trade and American vigilantism.

Nigel Fischer, head of Talks and Sessions at Sheffield Doc/Fest, said: “We’re very excited to be welcoming Stacey Dooley back to Sheffield this year. We look forward to hearing her speak about her incredible career so far as a much-loved face of the BBC, and the global themes and the tough topics that her films tackle.”

Dooley started out in television a decade ago with BBC3 insightful documentaries exploring domestic violence, drug abuse and child migration. Her first book, On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back (2018), draws on her encounters with some of the women featured in her films. Stacey is joined by filmmaker Paul Greengrass and acclaimed hip-hop artist Rodney P, plus much more to be announced.

Doc/Fest takes place over six days and consists of events across five programme areas, film (New cinema, film and artist’s moving image, performance and live events) alternate realities (immersive, interactive digital art), talks (masterclasses, summits and panels), marketplace (industry, talent, training and pitching) and social (parties and networking). The festival takes place from 6-11 June, more info can be found here.

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