Malcolm Clarke
Director and Writer

Many Truths to Speak: Documentary Making during the Pandemic

Two-time Oscar Winner and Four-time Academy Award nominated Director, Writer & Producer, Malcolm Clarke has directed films in more than 80 countries and his work has won awards from the DGA, WGA, DGC, Cable ACE, EMMYs plus the BAFTA ‘John Grierson Prize’ and the ‘Edward R. Murrow Award’ from the Overseas Press Club of America.

In 2014 Clarke shifted his focus to making China-related films that could have impact and influence on the rest of the world. His theatrical documentary Better Angels was a meditation on one possible future in the vexing, yet ever-evolving relationship between the world’s two great superpowers the United States & China. Better Angels was released in June, 2019.

Mr. Clarke’s most recently project was a four-part documentary series on China’s poverty relief initiative. A Long-Cherished Dream will be streamed on Tencent  in early 2021.

Mr. Clarke is currently in post-production on two theatrical features A Season in Hell, an investigation into in Wuhan lockdown – and Rashomon – Hong Kong, the account of a true-life love story that unfolded during Hong Kong’s months of turmoil and violence in 2019.

Mr. Clarke’s next theatrical feature will be A Day to Remember, set during the devastating Sichuan earthquake of 2010.

Partial Filmography

2020 Documentary Series: A Long-Cherished Dream (will be streamed in early 2021)
2020 RASHOMON HONG KONG (In post-production)
2020 WUHAN2020 (In post-production)

2019 BETTER ANGELS, Special Recommendation Award from the Jury: Beijing International Film Festival
2018 IN MY EYES, Shanghai International Film Festival Best Documentary Nominee

2013 THE LADY IN NUMBER 6
Academy Award: Best Documentary Short Subject – 2014
Meilleur Court Métrage Documentaire – Académie des Arts du Cinéma – Les César
Best Director Nomination – Golden Panda Award – Szechuan Television Festival

2002 PRISONER OF PARADISE
Academy Award: Nominee: Best Documentary Feature.
Directors’ Guild of Canada: Best Documentary Director.
Directors’ Guild of America Award: Nominee: Best Documentary Feature.
Houston International Film Festival: Platinum Award, Best Documentary Feature.
Grierson Award (UK, 2003): Kodak Gold Medal for Best Filmed Documentary.

1988YOU DON’T HAVE TO DIE
Academy Award: Best Documentary Short Subject 1989
A.C.E. Award: Best Documentary Film

1985 SOLDIERS IN HIDING
Academy Award Nomination: Documentary Feature 1985
Cable ACE. Award: Best Documentary
San Francisco Film Festival: Golden Gate Award, Best Documentary
New York Int’l Film & TV Festival: Silver Medal
Chicago Film Festival: Silver Plaque
Houston Int’l Film Festival: Gold Medal
California Governors Award

1981SOLDIERS OF THE TWILIGHT
Emmy Award 1982, Best Director.
Emmy Nomination 1982, Best Documentary Script

1980 TERROR IN THE PROMISED LAND
Overseas Press Club of America: Edward R. Murrow Prize, Best Documentary
Emmy Nomination 1980, Best Director
San Francisco Film Festival: Golden Gate Award, Best Film by a Network
Chicago Film Festival: Best Foreign Subject Film
National Headliners Award; Best Network Documentary

1977  THE LIFE AND DEATH OF STEVE BIKO
Monte Carlo Film Festival 1979: Grand Prize
Nominee: du-Pont Columbia Award: Best Foreign Subject Film